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Vic report: Obesity crisis grossly understated

Thursday 27 September 2012
The Victorian Health Monitor has found that obesity prevalence in Victoria has been grossly underestimated. The report found that, when measured, almost 25 per cent of the Victorian population has a BMI in the obese category, which is much higher than the 17 per cent rate based on self-reporting.

Health groups say parents & kids will benefit from ACT Greens' junk food ad commitment

Wednesday 12 September 2012
The OPC has backed an election commitment announced today by the ACT Greens to restrict junk food advertising directed at children. The proposed plan would mean junk food advertising was no longer able to be shown on TV when large numbers of children are watching.

Post-Olympics: Who really owns our children's sport?

Monday 13 August 2012
Amid post-Olympics calls to review Australia's sporting performance, a coalition of health agencies has urged the government to restrict junk food companies from investing in junior sport and instead assist organisations to find more appropriate sponsors.

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.
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