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More than half of foods aimed at kids are unhealthy: research [ 6% ]

27 June 2017

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

Submissions [ 6% ]

The Obesity Policy Coalition advocates for policy and regulatory change to help prevent obesity by preparing submissions in response to inquiries by state and federal government bodies.

House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing Inquiry into Obesity [ 6% ]

13 June 2008

The terms of reference for the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health and Ageing Inquiry into Obesity were to report on the implications of increasing obesity rates for Australia's health system, and to recommend actions by government, industry, individuals and the broader community to manage the obesity epidemic.

The OPC's submission to the Inquiry made a number of recommendations for action by government, including the following:

  • Develop a whole of government, long-term strategy for preventing overweight and obesity.
  • Regularly collect and disseminate weight, nutrition and physical activity data to inform, and evaluate the effectiveness of, policies and programs.
  • Develop a national food and nutrition policy.
  • Restrict all forms of marketing of unhealthy food to children.
  • Develop a ‘traffic light' food labelling system, for mandatory use on the front of food packaging and on fast food menus.
  • Request the Department of Treasury and Finance to investigate mechanisms to increase the price of unhealthy food and subsidise fruit and vegetables.
  • Provide funding to support workplace health promotion (commencing in the public sector).
  • Support supermarkets to promote healthy food choices.

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