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Smarties website [ 23% ]

27 September 2010

The OPC complained that the Smarties website breached the RCMI because it was directed primarily to children and because Smarties are not a healthy dietary choice. The brightly-coloured website displays images of Smarties and features a colouring-in competition open only to children aged 3–10. See http://www.smarties-australia.com.au/

Oreos TV Ad 2 [ 23% ]

11 May 2011

The OPC complained that an advertisement for Kraft Oreos biscuits, which featured a child and toddler drinking milk and dunking their Oreos cookies, breached the RCMI because it was directed primarily to children, and Oreos are not a healthy dietary choice. The advertisement was also broadcast during programs/movies directed primarily to children (Ice Age, Alvin and the Chipmunks and Bee Movie).

Oreos TV Ad [ 23% ]

9 August 2010

The OPC complained that an ad for Kraft Oreos biscuits, which featured two boys in a schoolyard, who play a game involving pulling apart Oreos and nominating the girl the other boy will have to marry, breached the RCMI because it was directed primarily to children, and Oreos are not a healthy dietary choice.

Kellogg Zoo Pass TV ad and website [ 23% ]

7 December 2009

Ads for Kellogg’s products (including K-Time Twist Bars) featured a mother and child eating breakfast, and promoted a two-for-one zoo pass offer. The offer was also promoted on the Kellogg’s website. The OPC complained that the ads and website breached the premium clause of the Australian Food and Grocery Council's Responsible Children's Marketing Initiative because they were dominated by the zoo pass offer.

SA Health: Display of Kilojoule Information in Chain Food Outlets - Explanatory Paper for Draft Food Variation Regulations 2011 [ 23% ]

23 September 2011

The OPC's submission to SA Health's explanatory paper strongly supported the proposed regulations to require the display of kilojoule information on menus in chain food outlets in South Australia. The OPC also made recommendations to strengthen the application of the proposed regulations and encourage compliance by the food industry.

Victorian government's Inquiry into Environmental Design and Public Health [ 23% ]

30 June 2011

The OPC's submission to the inquiry welcomed the Victorian Legislative Council Environment and Planning Committee's broad Terms of Reference, including to review the evidence regarding the contribution of the environment to public health and wellbeing, evaluate the current approach to environmental design and planning in Victoria and determine opportunities to influence environmental design and planning for health. It supported the call in VicHealth's submission for improvements to planning that increase access to healthier foods and promote physical activity. In addition, it encouraged the committee to review the evidence on the relationship between the number of fast food outlets in a neighbourhood and health outcomes in the commmunity.

This inquiry followed on from an incomplete review by the Victorian government in 2009 of the Planning and Environment Act.  In its submissions to this review, the OPC highlighted the role of planning and the environment in improving public health. It also recommended amendments to the Act to require that health and wellbeing be recognized as objectives of planning, and that health be taken into consideration throughout the planning process. To view these submissions, click here.

OPC congratulates Kellogg’s for adding Health Star Ratings to cereal products [ 23% ]

20 April 2015

The Obesity Policy Coalition is today congratulating Kellogg’s on its decision to add Health Star Ratings to its breakfast cereal products.

ACT Government's consultation ‘Have your say on food and drink marketing in Canberra, particularly those aimed at children' [ 23% ]

1 November 2015

The OPC's submission welcomed the ACT government's interest in restricting unhealthy food marketing to children in the locations proposed, including in businesses, sporting clubs and organisations, and ACT government venues, while also highlighting the importance of a comprehensive approach, led by government, capable of ensuring that children's exposure to unhealthy food marketing is reduced in a meaningful way. Further information about the ACT's consultation is available here  

Opinion piece in Croakey - How long can the Australian Food and Grocery Council peddle junk claims? [ 23% ]

29 June 2011

Croakey opinion piece - AFGC claims about junk food advertising and self-regulation

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