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Australians will support government initiatives to tackle obesity

Friday 3 August 2012
There is strong public support for the introduction of policy initiatives to support healthy eating.

Walt Disney's junk food ad ban exposes TV's influence on kids

Thursday 7 June 2012
Walt Disney has announced it will institute a junk food advertising ban on programs for children across its networks.

Mac off – Get junk food out of junior sports

Friday 11 May 2012
A coalition of leading health agencies, the Obesity Policy Coalition is calling on the Victorian Government to kick junk food brand promotion out of children's sports in light of the latest incursion by McDonald's into junior football yesterday – the Mac Pack.

Vic Govt's Healthy Eating Enterprise will help tackle obesity time bomb

Tuesday 6 March 2012
The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded the Victorian Government's Healthy Eating Enterprise stating it is going to the heart of the issue and tackling some of the key drivers of obesity by integrating and embedding principles around healthy eating where people work, play and live.

Labelling forum must put health on front of pack

Friday 9 December 2011
The Food Regulation Forum must use the next six months to lead the development of an effective, easy to understand front-of-pack labelling system that puts the health of Australians above corporate profits, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition.

It's a Knockout! ACMA report delivers blow to self-regulation

Wednesday 7 December 2011
A report released today by the media watchdog, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), further highlights the inadequacy of self-regulation of junk food advertising, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

Corporate wealth wins over consumer health: labelling review

Wednesday 30 November 2011
The Federal Government has bowed to food industry pressure by rejecting traffic light labels in its response to the Labelling Logic review today, according to Jane Martin, senior policy adviser for the Obesity Policy Coalition.

OPC urges Senate to support junk ad bill

Monday 21 November 2011
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has urged all Federal MPs to support a Bill to be introduced into the Senate tomorrow to protect children from junk food advertising.

Public supports tougher regulation of unhealthy food advertising

Wednesday 16 November 2011
93% of South Australians agree the time has come to put a stop to unhealthy food producers from targeting kids through glitzy television ads and marketing ploys.

United call for traffic lights defies industry objections

Friday 28 October 2011
Australia's leading public health, medical and consumer groups urge governments to put consumers first and green light traffic light labelling.

Nine in ten consumers give traffic light labels green light

Monday 5 September 2011
Research released today by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) reveals Australian grocery buyers are overwhelmingly (87%) in favour of clearer nutrition labels on packaged food in the form of traffic light ratings.

OPC encourages fast food chains to follow KFC's example

Thursday 25 August 2011
Today's announcement by KFC Australia that it will no longer provide toys with children's meals has been welcomed by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC), who urged other fast food companies to follow suit.

Overweight and obesity at tipping point

Friday 27 May 2011
Figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics indicate that urgent government attention is required to tip the scales on Australia's rising obesity epidemic.

Health coalition applauds Tasmania for taking the lead on junk food ads

Tuesday 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.

Health groups release landmark blueprint to tackle key driver of childhood obesity

Monday 9 May 2011
The Obesity Policy Coalition has today released the first Australian plan for legislation that offers real protection for children from unhealthy food advertising – one of the key drivers of childhood obesity.
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