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Health experts call for action on childhood obesity

Tuesday 23 July 2019
A coalition of health experts is calling for increased action on obesity with a new report released today highlighting almost a quarter of Victorian children are overweight or obese.

Jane Martin, Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition responds to new research showing a link between higher consumption of sugary drinks and increased risk of cancer

Thursday 11 July 2019
As new data research published in the British Medical Journal shows a link between high consumption of sugary drinks and increased risk of cancer, the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is calling on government to regulate the marketing and availability of these drinks.

OPC calls for urgent action as obesity burden increases

Thursday 13 June 2019
New data shows overweight and obesity is now a leading contributor to Australia’s burden of disease, second only to smoking.

OPC welcomes Opposition’s plan for tackling Australia’s obesity epidemic

Thursday 2 May 2019
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has welcomed the federal Opposition’s strong actions to tackle obesity in Australia.

Health experts call for tougher penalties to protect children from junk food marketing

Saturday 27 April 2019
After nearly ten years of self-regulatory codes governing what food companies can promote to kids, the Obesity Policy Coalition is calling on both political parties to introduce stronger restrictions and tough penalties to protect children.

Jane Martin, Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition welcomes the Queensland Government's move to ban junk food ads on Government-owned advertising spaces

Sunday 21 April 2019
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has welcomed the Queensland Government’s move to ban junk food promotions on all Government-owned advertising spaces. Jane Martin, Executive Manager of the OPC, said the move signalled a key step towards reducing the state’s childhood obesity rates and improving diets.

Scorecard shows states vary widely in obesity prevention efforts

Tuesday 2 April 2019
New South Wales is taking the most action of any Australian government to improve the healthiness of foods in school canteens and hospitals, while other states lag behind, according to Deakin University’s report card on the status of Australia’s obesity prevention policies.

McDonald’s in hot water over ‘Happy Studio’ app targeting kids with junk food ads

Sunday 10 March 2019
The Advertising Standards Community Panel (the Panel) found McDonald’s in breach of the Quick Service Restaurant Initiative for Responsible Advertising and Marketing to Children (QSRI) after a complaint by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) was upheld.

Cleaning Up Junk Food In Sport - It’s Just Not Cricket

Thursday 10 January 2019
Public health groups are calling on elite sporting clubs to clean their act up as new research shows mums and dads are sick of major sports codes partnering with junk food companies that put profits before health.

OPC welcomes Senate Inquiry’s vision for tackling Australia’s obesity epidemic

Wednesday 5 December 2018
The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed a Senate Inquiry report into the Obesity Epidemic in Australia as an important step toward saving Australians from a lifetime of chronic disease and even premature death.

Missing the mark: AFL bombards kids with junk food

Thursday 22 November 2018
With the 35th national draft starting today, health experts are urging the AFL to pick healthier sponsors, as a new study exposes the extent to which Aussie kids are bombarded with junk food and sugary drink branding on TV during the national game.

Jane Martin, Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition responds to new report on Australians’ diets across different stages of life

Friday 26 October 2018
As new data reveals the poor quality of Australians diets across the country, the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is calling the urgent development of the recently announced national obesity strategy to tackle Australia’s poor diets and spiralling obesity epidemic.

Jane Martin, Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed today’s important commitment from COAG Health ministers to develop a national strategy on obesity.

Friday 12 October 2018
Jane Martin, Executive Manager of the Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed today’s important commitment from COAG Health ministers to develop a national strategy on obesity.

Childhood obesity rates in Victoria highest in the country: new data

Thursday 27 September 2018
Childhood overweight and obesity rates in Victoria are sky rocketing faster than any other state, with new data showing almost 1 in 3 kids are now overweight or obese.

OPC welcomes $2.25m fine against Heinz for marketing high sugar toddler snacks as ‘healthy’

Tuesday 28 August 2018
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has welcomed the Federal Court’s decision to order Heinz to pay $2.25 million for falsely marketing Heinz Shredz as a healthy snack for toddlers.
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