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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.

Junk food advertising to kids is rife [ 29% ]

19 January 2011

A report released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) today highlights how ineffective self-regulation has been in decreasing children's exposure to junk food advertising.

Parents duped by sports star endorsement of junk food [ 29% ]

15 February 2011

Endorsements by well-known sports personalities and selective nutrition claims on food packaging influence parents to buy unhealthy food for their children, according to Cancer Council Victoria’s new study.

Public health and wellbeing plan 2015-2019 (Victoria) [ 28% ]

1 July 2015

 

The OPC's submission focuses on how the Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-2019 may best support Victorian state and local governments to take the urgent steps needed to improve diets and reduce the impacts of overweight and obesity in Victoria.  

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