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More than half of foods aimed at kids are unhealthy: research [ 5% ]

27 June 2017

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

Health coalition applauds Tasmania for taking the lead on junk food ads [ 5% ]

10 May 2011

The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded Tasmanian Minister for Consumer Protection, Nick McKim, for taking the lead in protecting children from junk food advertising by calling for an investigation today.

Unilever Paddle Pop ad found in breach of responsible marketing to kids code [ 5% ]

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.

Walt Disney's junk food ad ban exposes TV's influence on kids [ 5% ]

7 June 2012

Walt Disney has announced it will institute a junk food advertising ban on programs for children across its networks.

Heinz under spotlight over ‘healthy' high-sugar toddler snacks [ 5% ]

21 June 2016

Food companies who make misleading health claims on children's products have been put on notice today by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Second Kellogg's ad pulled in two weeks following OPC complaint [ 5% ]

4 July 2013

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).

Letter to The Age [ 5% ]

15 May 2009

Letter to The Age

Opinion piece in Sydney Morning Herald: Poor diet the No.1 obstacle in fight obesity [ 5% ]

23 May 2014

Sydney Morning Herald opinion piece by Jane Martin

Streets Paddle Pops website and TV ad [ 5% ]

10 February 2010

The OPC complained that the website and TV ad for the Streets Paddle Pop ‘Lick-a-prize’ promotion breached the AANA Food Code and Children’s Code because they featured a premium (the chance to win prizes), they were likely to mislead children to believe that the products being promoted were the prizes, they encouraged excessive consumption of Paddle Pops, and they created pester power.

See the OPC's complaint about the Paddle Pops website here

See the OPC's complaint about the Paddle Pops TV ad here

Back to school warning: ‘healthy’ kids’ fruit drinks contain more sugar than soft drinks [ 5% ]

13 April 2015

Many popular children’s fruit drinks which promote themselves as healthy options have been found to contain up to 7 teaspoons of sugar - even more sugar than for the same amount of Coke.

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