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Exposing the Charade report [ 88% ]

12 November 2012

The Obesity Policy Coalition has released one of the most comprehensive investigations into Australia's self-regulatory system for food marketing ever undertaken.

Detailed analysis illustrates how the advertising codes that claim to protect children from junk food advertising have resolutely failed. Further, the report highlights the litany of loopholes being used by the processed food industry to continue to promote their products despite childhood obesity sitting at record levels. 

Read the report.  

See the Obesity Policy Coalition's media release.


[ 87% ]

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.

Tipping the Scales: We must halt obesity to save Australian lives [ 75% ]

19 September 2017

Thirty-four leading community, public health, medical and academic groups have today united for the first time to call for urgent Federal Government action to address Australia’s serious obesity problem.

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