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End the Charade! The ongoing failure to protect children from unhealthy food marketing [ 37% ]

1 December 2015

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.

Health groups throw down the challenge to Coca Cola [ 37% ]

11 September 2013

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.

WHO new sugar guidelines – 6 teaspoons a day is the limit for better health [ 37% ]

6 March 2015

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.

More than half of foods aimed at kids are unhealthy: research [ 37% ]

27 June 2017

More than half of supermarket products marketed at kids are unhealthy, new research from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has revealed.

Unilever Paddle Pop ad found in breach of responsible marketing to kids code [ 35% ]

7 December 2016

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.

Unhealthy snack bars don’t reveal health rating: survey [ 35% ]

16 May 2016

More than 63 per cent of snack bars on major supermarket shelves do not display the Government-led Health Star Rating System and some manufacturers only use the stars on high-rating products, a new survey from the Obesity Policy Coalition has revealed.

Salt, fat and energy reduction targets only valuable if monitored [ 34% ]

10 October 2012

The government and the Australian public should be wary of the Australian Food and Grocery Council's (AFGC) Healthier Australia Commitment, which was launched today, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

New WHO guidelines should be a call to industry to stop sugarcoating kids’ foods [ 34% ]

6 March 2014

Australia needs to take action in response to new World Health Organization guidelines around sugar consumption, according to a coalition of leading health organisations, the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Opinion piece in Sydney Morning Herald: Poor diet the No.1 obstacle in fight obesity [ 34% ]

23 May 2014

Sydney Morning Herald opinion piece by Jane Martin

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