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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

Planning Act Puts Victorians’ Health at Risk [ 34% ]

15 July 2013

Community protests in the Dandenong Ranges against the development of a 24-hour McDonald’s fast food outlet highlights the urgent need for potential health impacts to be considered in planning decisions, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Australia should follow UK with 20% sugary drinks tax [ 34% ]

17 March 2016

The Federal Government should implement a 20% tax on sugary drinks to improve the health of Australians and reduce the burden of chronic disease, according to Jane Martin, Executive Manager, Obesity Policy Coalition.

Greens Commit to Ban on Junk Food Advertising to Children [ 34% ]

9 August 2013

As part of a policy announcement, the Greens have confirmed they will target junk food advertisers as part of a preventative health plan to tackle childhood obesity.

Development of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy [ 32% ]

19 May 2015

The OPC's submission supports the development of an Australian National Diabetes Strategy and highlights the importance of it supporting policy and regulatory interventions to reduce the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Australia.  

The Australian government's Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020 was released on 13 November and provides a comprehensive strategy for reducing the impacts of diabetes, including a strong focus on prevention. 

Victorian Govenment Plan Melbourne - Metropolitan Planning Strategy submission [ 29% ]

1 December 2013

This submission to the Victorian Government's consultation: Plan Melbourne - Metropolitan Planning Strategy emphasised the impact urban environments and planning decisions can have on on overweight, obesity and non-communicable disease within a community.

The submission urged further consideration of public health goals to promote health and prevent chronic disease including shaping healthy food environments and improving active transport connectivity.

Health groups say parents & kids will benefit from ACT Greens' junk food ad commitment [ 29% ]

12 September 2012

The OPC has backed an election commitment announced today by the ACT Greens to restrict junk food advertising directed at children. The proposed plan would mean junk food advertising was no longer able to be shown on TV when large numbers of children are watching.

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