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Obesity – We know what to do: MJA Insight (6 Jun 2016) [ 45% ]

6 June 2016

Opinion piece by Jane Martin

Kellogg pulls Coco Pops ad after OPC complaint [ 45% ]

24 June 2013

A complaint made by the Obesity Policy Coalition about a Kellogg's TV commercial directed to children has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Board this week and the ad has been removed from viewing.

Sugar, Sugar or Honey, Honey? Health Agencies Call for Clearer Labelling of ‘Added Sugar' [ 44% ]

21 November 2017

A coalition of leading health agencies, the Obesity Policy Coalition, has written to the state and territory health ministers who make up the Australia New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation calling on them to urgently adopt a recommendation to identify ‘added sugars' on food labels when they meet later this month.

Curbing obesity rates in Australia: where is the way forward? Hertie School of Governance, Berlin (15 Nov 2015) [ 43% ]

15 November 2015

Hertie School of Governance opinion piece by Jane Martin

Health Star Rating Call on Food Ministers [ 43% ]

26 June 2014

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Obesity Policy Coalition have called on Ministers at the Food Ministers’ Forum[1] tomorrow to support the Health Star Rating system and to re-establish the website that facilitates the new Health Star Rating on packaged food.

Sugary drinks tax [ 41% ]

Obesity Policy Coalition Executive Manager Jane Martin debunks the sugary drinks industry’s myths with credible evidence of why Australia needs a tax on sugary drinks.

That's not cricket: Junk food sponsors mentioned more than 1,000 times per match, report shows [ 39% ]

28 January 2015

A new report from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has revealed the incredibly large volume of junk food marketing in cricket broadcasts.

Issues Paper to inform the development of a national food plan [ 39% ]

1 September 2011

The OPC's submission to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry's Issues Paper to inform the development of a national food plan recommended:

  • An overarching approach to food policy and regulation that prioritises public health, in particular the reduction of obesity, overweight and chronic diease 
  • Prioritisation of public health objectives when considering how to minimise regulatory burdens
  • Linkages between the plan and other food related documents
  • Recognition of food advertising as a key driver of childhood overweight and obesity
  • Development and administration of the plan across portfolios, with input from public health group.

The OPC also recommended that the government adopt the recommendations in the Labelling Logic report, investigate options for taxing/subsiding foods to influence consumption, set maximum targets for fat, sugar and salt across food categories (and targets for reduced population intake) and restrict unhealthy food advertising to children.

Curbing obesity rates: what does the evidence show? Health Voices (Nov 2015) [ 38% ]

1 November 2015

Health Voices opinion piece by Jane Martin

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