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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.

Public health groups applaud Queensland's actions to improve diets and address obesity

Friday 3 August 2018
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has applauded the Queensland Government for committing to restrict sugary drinks and junk foods in public hospitals and health care facilities, as well as phasing out junk food advertising near schools, public transport hubs, and sports grounds.

Decade of sham junk food marketing codes failing Australian kids

Tuesday 24 July 2018
The Obesity Policy Coalition has taken aim at the food industry for its failure to protect children from exposure to junk food marketing, despite introducing self-regulated codes in 2009 that promised to do just that.

Healthier choices set to become easier in Victoria

Monday 30 April 2018
Victorian fast food and supermarket chains will be required to display the kilojoule content of ready-to-eat foods on all their menus as of tomorrow, when the Victorian State Government’s new kilojoule labelling law comes into effect.

OPC welcomes ACCC legal action against Heinz for marketing high-sugar toddler snacks as ‘healthy’

Monday 19 March 2018
The Obesity Policy Coalition has welcomed the Federal Court's judgment that Heinz Shredz was being falsely marketed as a healthy snack for toddlers.

New evidence: Sugary soft drinks could increase cancer risk, no matter your weight

Thursday 22 February 2018
Drinking sugary soft drinks could increase cancer risk, regardless of body size, reveals new research from Cancer Council Victoria and University of Melbourne.

Sugar, Sugar or Honey, Honey? Health Agencies Call for Clearer Labelling of ‘Added Sugar'

Tuesday 21 November 2017
A coalition of leading health agencies, the Obesity Policy Coalition, has written to the state and territory health ministers who make up the Australia New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation calling on them to urgently adopt a recommendation to identify ‘added sugars' on food labels when they meet later this month.
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