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New COAG Report: Obesity tops the list of areas of concern for Australia's future health

Thursday 12 June 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) is calling for government action to stem the obesity epidemic following the release of the COAG Reform Council's final report on healthcare reform.

New WHO guidelines should be a call to industry to stop sugarcoating kids' foods

Thursday 6 March 2014
Australia needs to take action in response to new World Health Organization guidelines around sugar consumption, according to a coalition of leading health organisations, the Obesity Policy Coalition.

ACT Govt gets Gold Star for Action on Sugary Drinks in Schools

Friday 21 February 2014
The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded the ACT Government for moving to phase out sugary drinks from government schools therefore removing one of the biggest contributors to extra sugar in children's diets.

Latest opinion poll shows thumbs down for junk food sponsorship of kids sport

Friday 13 December 2013
Almost seven out of 10 Australian adults believe the sponsorship of children's sporting activities by fast food chains such as McDonald's and KFC should be restricted, if not stopped entirely.

Australia should follow Mexico's lead and investigate tax on soft drinks and junk food

Wednesday 6 November 2013
As Mexico enters the final stages to introduce a tax on sugary soft drink and junk food, new public opinion data reveals Australians are also in favour of pricing interventions to improve health, with more than two thirds (68%) in support of increasing the price of unhealthy foods and using the money to reduce the cost of healthy foods.

Federal Government must commit to action plan on obesity prevention

Thursday 24 October 2013
The Obesity Policy Coalition is calling on the Federal Government to commit to a national action plan to prevent obesity following today's release of figures by the National Health Performance Authority.

Health groups throw down the challenge to Coca Cola

Wednesday 11 September 2013
Peak health and community organisations have written to senior leaders in Coca-Cola's Australian and New Zealand operations calling for the company to stop weight-washing the issue of obesity with expensive advertising, and instead take practical steps to address the core drivers of weight gain.

Greens Commit to Ban on Junk Food Advertising to Children

Friday 9 August 2013
As part of a policy announcement, the Greens have confirmed they will target junk food advertisers as part of a preventative health plan to tackle childhood obesity.

Planning Act Puts Victorians' Health at Risk

Monday 15 July 2013
Community protests in the Dandenong Ranges against the development of a 24-hour McDonald's fast food outlet highlights the urgent need for potential health impacts to be considered in planning decisions, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).

Second Kellogg's ad pulled in two weeks following OPC complaint

Thursday 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).

Kellogg pulls Coco Pops ad after OPC complaint

Monday 24 June 2013
A complaint made by the Obesity Policy Coalition about a Kellogg's TV commercial directed to children has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Board this week and the ad has been removed from viewing.

Sports star endorsement works a treat on junk food packaging

Tuesday 28 May 2013
Claims such as 'Good source of calcium and protein' and sports star endorsements on food packaging do influence children's choices.

New research: Killer-joules and traffic lights on fast food menus make for healthier choices

Wednesday 10 April 2013
A coalition of leading health agencies is calling on the Victorian Government to implement kilojoule and traffic light labelling on fast food menus in light of new research showing the combination of information can lead consumers to make healthier choices.

Health groups release detailed investigation into failure of junk food marketing codes

Monday 12 November 2012
Today, the Obesity Policy Coalition, a coalition of leading health bodies, has released one of the most comprehensive investigations into Australia's self-regulatory system for food marketing ever undertaken.

Salt, fat and energy reduction targets only valuable if monitored

Wednesday 10 October 2012
The government and the Australian public should be wary of the Australian Food and Grocery Council's (AFGC) Healthier Australia Commitment, which was launched today, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).
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