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Nine in ten consumers give traffic light labels green light [ 68% ]

5 September 2011

Research released today by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) reveals Australian grocery buyers are overwhelmingly (87%) in favour of clearer nutrition labels on packaged food in the form of traffic light ratings.

Mac off - Get junk food out of junior sports [ 67% ]

11 May 2012

A coalition of leading health agencies, the Obesity Policy Coalition is calling on the Victorian Government to kick junk food brand promotion out of children's sports in light of the latest incursion by McDonald's into junior football yesterday - the Mac Pack.

‘Added sugar’ labelling delay symptom of broader lack of obesity policy [ 65% ]

27 November 2017

Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition, Jane Martin, responds to the communique released by the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation yesterday.

Food advertising legislation blueprint [ 63% ]

The Obesity Policy Coalition has launched a new blueprint for regulating junk food advertising to children. The blueprint sets out a plan for federal and state and territory governments to enact legislation to restrict all forms of advertising and promotion of unhealthy food and beverages to children. It specifies how legislation should operate, the types of advertising and promotion that should be restricted, and proposes definitions for key terms and phrases such as ‘unhealthy food’ and ‘directed to children’. 

The blueprint has been backed by all leading Australian public health agencies, including the Australian Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance, the Australian Medical Association, and the Coalition on Food Advertising to Children.

See a summary of the proposal here

Who we are [ 63% ]

The Obesity Policy Coalition is concerned about the increasing levels of overweight and obesity, particularly in Australian children.

OPC encourages fast food chains to follow KFC's example [ 61% ]

25 August 2011

Today’s announcement by KFC Australia that it will no longer provide toys with children’s meals has been welcomed by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC), who urged other fast food companies to follow suit.

Sanitarium proves industry can ‘green light’ traffic labels [ 58% ]

5 April 2011

A proposed front of pack traffic light labelling system launched by Sanitarium today is a big step forward in terms of helping consumers’ make informed decisions about the food they purchase, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Corporate wealth wins over consumer health: labelling review [ 58% ]

30 November 2011

The Federal Government has bowed to food industry pressure by rejecting traffic light labels in its response to the Labelling Logic review today, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Labelling forum must put health on front of pack [ 58% ]

9 December 2011

The Food Regulation Forum must use the next six months to lead the development of an effective, easy to understand front-of-pack labelling system that puts the health of Australians above corporate profits, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition.

It's a Knockout! ACMA report delivers blow to self-regulation [ 58% ]

7 December 2011

A report released today by the media watchdog, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), further highlights the inadequacy of self-regulation of junk food advertising, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

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