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Breakfast cereals up to one third sugar: new analysis shows. Health groups call for clear labelling

Tuesday 17 March 2015
Australian cereal manufacturers are potentially misleading consumers by promoting healthy sounding statements on their packaging despite sugar making up more than 35% of the ingredients of some popular brands, a recent survey has revealed.

WHO new sugar guidelines: 6 teaspoons a day is the limit for better health

Friday 6 March 2015
The release yesterday of the World Health Organization's guidelines around sugar has prompted a coalition of leading health organisations to call for a national strategy around obesity that includes policies to directly impact the amount of added sugars in Australians' diets.

McDonald's slammed for offering cash rebates to schools when students buy fast food

Tuesday 17 February 2015
Health groups have today condemned McDonald's for seeking to promote its unhealthy products to children in schools, kindergartens and early childhood centres.

That's not cricket: Junk food sponsors mentioned more than 1,000 times per match, report shows

Wednesday 28 January 2015
A new report from the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has revealed the incredibly large volume of junk food marketing in cricket broadcasts.

Tackling obesity: Aussies want change

Tuesday 20 January 2015
New research has revealed that 79% of Australians polled believe if we don't do more to lower the intake of fatty sugary and salty foods/drinks, our children will live shorter lives than their parents.

OPC welcomes relaunch of Health Star Rating website

Saturday 6 December 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed the Federal Government's move to re-launch the website that facilitates the Health Star Rating label system on packaged foods.

OPC welcomes Coalition Government's pledge to invest in obesity prevention programs

Tuesday 18 November 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition has congratulated the Coalition Government for its pre-election commitment to tackle rising rates of obesity and associated health conditions in Victoria.

OPC applauds Greens for pledge to implement policies to help tackle obesity in Victoria

Thursday 13 November 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed The Greens' pledge to put prevention at the forefront of its health platform ahead of the Victorian election.

No team spirit: McDonald's breaks promise again by giving fast food vouchers to children

Tuesday 11 November 2014
For the second time in just a few months McDonald's has been found to be in breach of its commitment to refrain from marketing products to children that are not healthy choices after another complaint was upheld by the Advertising Standards Board.

Fat chance of a fair game: new sports drinks proposal will mislead consumers on nutritional information, experts warn

Tuesday 23 September 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is warning that proposed changes to food regulations could allow popular sports drinks with nearly as much sugar as soft drink to carry health claims, which could mislead the public into thinking they were healthier choices than water.

OPC applauds Greens' policy to phase out junk food advertising from junior sport and outdoor areas

Friday 5 September 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition applauds The Greens on the launch of its new plan to combat harmful advertising to children and urges other political parties to follow suit.

On the menu for next Vic Govt: Better fast food labelling, less junk in kids' sport & beefed up planning laws

Friday 18 July 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition today called on all Victorian political parties to commit to taking action towards stemming the burden of lifestyle-related chronic disease in Victorian communities with the launch of its 2014 state election policy platform Next Steps: building on the prevention system to address overweight and obesity in Victoria.

Australians 180,000 tonnes overweight & gaining 5,000 tonnes per year

Tuesday 8 July 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition called for a national coordinated action plan to address the obesity issue, following the release of a new "state of the nation" report by Roy Morgan Research this morning.

OPC Congratulates Food Ministers for supporting Healthy Star Rating Scheme

Friday 27 June 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) have congratulated the Ministers at the Food Ministers’ Forum[1] meeting today in Sydney for their support of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system and agreeing to re-establish the website that facilitates the HSR on packaged food.

Health Star Rating Call on Food Ministers

Thursday 26 June 2014
The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and the Obesity Policy Coalition have called on Ministers at the Food Ministers' Forum tomorrow to support the Health Star Rating system and to re-establish the website that facilitates the new Health Star Rating on packaged food.
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