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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.
A new report from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has revealed the incredibly large volume of junk food marketing in cricket broadcasts.
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:
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.
Health Voices opinion piece by Jane Martin
A 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks in Australia could save more than 1,600 lives and raise $400 million per year for much-needed obesity prevention initiatives, new research co-authored by the Obesity Policy Coalition has revealed.
For the second time in two weeks Kellogg's has been forced to withdraw two TV advertisements after a complaint from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) was upheld by the Advertising Standards Board (ASB).
Australians are becoming increasingly concerned about children’s unhealthy diets, high rates of overweight and obesity and the marketing of unhealthy food to children. The nation’s system for protecting children from unhealthy food marketing is mostly a voluntary, self-regulatory system, operated by the food and advertising industries. In 2012, the Obesity Policy Coalition released a report titled Exposing the Charade. This report explored the problems of unhealthy food marketing to children and highlighted the key failures of the self-regulatory system to protect children from this type of marketing. In particular, it highlighted major loopholes in the self-regulatory codes, explored the narrow application of these codes and concluded that government led regulation is urgently needed.
This new report from the OPC, End the Charade! demonstrates that the system is continuing to fail and that the few protections that do exist are being slowly weakened, and with no accountability or input from stakeholders.
Peak health and community organisations have written to senior leaders in Coca-Cola's Australian and New Zealand operations calling for the company to stop weight-washing the issue of obesity with expensive advertising, and instead take practical steps to address the core drivers of weight gain.
The release yesterday of the World Health Organization's guidelines around sugar has prompted a coalition of leading health organisations to call for a national strategy around obesity that includes policies to directly impact the amount of added sugars in Australians' diets.
Australia’s independent advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Board (ASB) has found Unilever in breach of the Responsible Children’s Marketing Initiative (RCMI) after a complaint by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) was upheld.