Health groups release detailed investigation into failure of junk food marketing codes
A new investigation into Australia's self-regulatory system for food marketing reveals loopholes being used by the processed food industry to continue to promote their products despite childhood obesity sitting at record levels.
Fast food outlets plate up junk during Junior Masterchef
A recent decision by the Advertising Standards Board that Junior Masterchef is not primarily directed to children and not covered by food industry advertising codes highlights how ineffective self-regulation is in protecting children from junk food marketing.
ACMA report delivers blow to self regulation of junk food ads
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.
Victorians support bid to place levy on junk food and alcohol ads
VicHealth has welcomed a bid to introduce a mandatory levy on alcohol and junk food advertising, in light of research that shows the overwhelming majority of Victorians want these industries to be accountable for the harms they cause.
Bright Futures report
Megatrends impacting the mental wellbeing of young Victorians
The Bright Futures report raises questions about how Victoria can educate and prepare young people to be resilient and adaptable in a world characterised by decreasing job security, the fluidity of globalisation and technology, increasingly diverse societies and over-exposure to the internet.
New WHO guidelines should be a call to industry to stop sugarcoating kids' foods
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.
Get junk food out of junior sports says OPC
A coalition of leading health agencies, the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) 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 – the Mac Pack.