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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.
Sanitarium proves industry can 'green light' traffic labels
Tuesday 5 April 2011
A proposed front of pack traffic light labelling system launched by Sanitarium today is a big step forward in terms of helping consumers make informed decisions about the food they purchase, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC).
Parents duped by sports star endorsement of junk food
Tuesday 15 February 2011
Endorsements by well-known sports personalities and selective nutrition claims on food packaging influence parents to buy unhealthy food for their children, according to Cancer Council Victoriaâ€™s new study.
Traffic light labels a win for consumers' health
Friday 28 January 2011
The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded the food labelling review's recommendations for traffic light labelling on front of food packages and fast food menus as a victory for consumers and the health of Australians.
Junk food advertising to kids is rife
Wednesday 19 January 2011
A report released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) today highlights how ineffective self-regulation has been in decreasing children's exposure to junk food advertising.
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