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Push to protect children from unhealthy food marketing
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) has today released ‘Brands off our kids!’, a report highlighting the tactics used by the processed food industry to target children with unhealthy food marketing and calling on government to set higher standards and stop the processed food industry setting its own rules.Partner release
Vic-first project halts junk food vouchers in kids’ sport.
The Healthy Sports Reward initiative will see some junior clubs in the Frankston, Bendigo, Yarra Ranges, Shepparton and Nillumbik council areas replace vouchers for fast food and takeaway with healthy activities, like free or discounted access to a local pool or tennis court.Healthy Sports Rewards
Obesity crisis in Victoria grossly underestimated
Concerning new figures from the State Governmnet show 25 per cent of the Victorian population is obese - much higher than the 17 per cent rate based on self reporting. The Obesity Policy Coalition says its time for urgent action to address obesity.Partner Release