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Sports star endorsement works a treat on junk food packaging [ 45% ]

28 May 2013

Claims such as 'Good source of calcium and protein' and sports star endorsements on food packaging do influence children's choices.

Opinion piece to The Age: World Consumer Rights Day [ 44% ]

15 March 2008

Opinion piece to The Age

OPC applauds Greens' policy to phase out junk food advertising from junior sport and outdoor areas [ 41% ]

5 September 2014

The Obesity Policy Coalition applauds The Greens on the launch of its new plan to combat harmful advertising to children and urges other political parties to follow suit.

Post-Olympics: Who really owns our children's sport? [ 40% ]

13 August 2012

Amid post-Olympics calls to review Australia's sporting performance, a coalition of health agencies has urged the government to restrict junk food companies from investing in junior sport and instead assist organisations to find more appropriate sponsors.

Snickers, Mars Bar, Twix and Coca-Cola TV ads shown during The Simpsons [ 40% ]

6 October 2010

The OPC complained that ads for Snickers (American football and Betty White), Mars Bars (sports ball give-away), Coca-Cola (men watching foorball) and Twix (Commonwealth Games) breached the RCMI because they were broadcast during the Simpsons (among the top 10 highest rating shows for children) and because the products do not represent healthy dietary choices.

See Snickers complaint here

See Mars Bar complaint here

See Coca-Cola complaint here

See Twix complaint here

Mainland Munchables TV advertisement [ 35% ]

4 July 2007

The TV ad for Mainland ‘Munchables' featured a mother nagging her son about the contents of his lunchbox and telling him not to eat any junk. The OPC and Young Media Australia made a joint complaint to the ASB about the ad on the grounds that it breached AANA Food Code because it negatively portrayed mothers' attempts to encourage their sons to eat healthily, in a way that aimed to undermine parents in their role of guiding diet and lifestyle choices.

Parents duped by sports star endorsement of junk food [ 34% ]

15 February 2011

Endorsements by well-known sports personalities and selective nutrition claims on food packaging influence parents to buy unhealthy food for their children, according to Cancer Council Victoria’s new study.

Letter to The Australian: Parents need support [ 28% ]

19 May 2008

Letter to The Australian

Health groups release landmark blueprint to tackle key driver of childhood obesity [ 28% ]

9 May 2011

The Obesity Policy Coalition has today released the first Australian plan for legislation that offers real protection for children from unhealthy food advertising – one of the key drivers of childhood obesity.

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