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The Obesity Policy Coalition is concerned about the increasing levels of overweight and obesity, particularly in Australian children. Indications are that overweight and obesity among children is not merely increasing but accelerating.

Policy brief: Overweight, obesity and chronic diseases in Australia [ 87% ]

In Australia, rates of overweight and obesity have increased alarmingly in recent decades in all age groups, with the increase most marked among obese adults. Poor diets, overweight and obesity are leading contributors to burden of disease in Australia.

This policy brief argues that a comprehensive suite of policy and program interventions is urgently required to achieve behaviour change, improve diets and lifestyles, and reduce the burden of chronic disease in Australia.

Media releases [ 87% ]

The Obesity Policy Coalition has commented on a number of issues in the media and through media releases.

Federal Government must commit to action plan on obesity prevention [ 86% ]

24 October 2013

The Obesity Policy Coalition is calling on the Federal Government to commit to a national action plan to prevent obesity following today's release of figures by the National Health Performance Authority.

OPC applauds Greens for pledge to implement policies to help tackle obesity in Victoria [ 84% ]

13 November 2014

The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed The Greens' pledge to put prevention at the forefront of its health platform ahead of the Victorian election.

New report highlights urgent need for national obesity strategy [ 82% ]

8 December 2016

As new figures reveal high rates of overweight and obesity right across the country, the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is calling for a national obesity strategy to address a serious and widespread weight problem.

Vic report: Obesity crisis grossly understated [ 80% ]

27 September 2012

The Victorian Health Monitor has found that obesity prevalence in Victoria has been grossly underestimated. The report found that, when measured, almost 25 per cent of the Victorian population has a BMI in the obese category, which is much higher than the 17 per cent rate based on self-reporting.

Landmark report sets out ambitious roadmap to tackle obesity and unhealthy diets [ 76% ]

20 February 2017

A landmark study involving more than 100 nutrition and policy experts from 53 organisations across the country has identified critical action areas for Australian governments to tackle the rise of obesity through unhealthy diets - now one of the leading causes of preventable death and disability in Australia.

Reports of the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity [ 73% ]

1 December 2015

 

The OPC's submission to the Interim Report of the WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity welcomed the report but encouraged the Commission to strengthen its position by:

  • highlighting the vital need for WHO and government led policy and regulatory reform;
  • recognising the problems with industry self-regulation and need for governments to manage inherent conflicts of interest;
  • more strongly recognising the social and environmental drivers of overweight and obesity (and the strategies to address them);
  • advocating for the elevation of the WHO Set of Recommendations on the Marketing of Foods and Non-alcoholic Beverages to Children to code or preferably convention status, and/or advocating for a framework convention on food, diets, weight and non-communicable disease; and
  • having regard to the monitoring criteria and progress of the International Network for Obesity/NCD Research, Monitoring and Support (INFORMAS) and the accounting framework recently outlined by Swinburn et al in the Second Lancet Series on Obesity (February, 2015).
 
The WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity released its Draft Final Report in September 2015. The Draft Final Report is available here

The OPC's responses to the WHO's online consultation questions welcomed the Draft Final Report which included a strengthened focus on prevention, recognition of the importance of government leadership and greater specificity in its recommended Policy Actions. The OPC's responses also highlighting some ways the Final Report could be further strengthened.
 

 

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