Calls for menu labelling to sort fat from fiction
Health conscious consumers may be unwittingly ordering energy dense snacks and drinks, which contain up to a quarter of their daily kilojoule intake, due to a lack of clear menu labelling, according to the Obesity Policy Coalition.
Junk food tax must fund price cuts for healthy foods
The Obesity Policy Coalition has responded to the Assessing Cost-Effectiveness in Prevention report (ACE-Prevention) by supporting the recommendation of a 10% junk food tax but only if it was implemented in concert with subsidies to reduce the cost of healthy foods.
Junk food levy would put accountability back on food companies
The Australian Greens’ proposal to require junk food and alcohol companies to choose between providing health information in their advertising or paying a levy is a good first step in putting some accountability for Australia’s rising obesity rates.
Big fat hole in health reform
Australia’s hospitals will continue to be a hungry beast consuming resources unless restrictions on junk food advertising and taxes on unhealthy food, to combat the drivers of obesity, are addressed - according to Jane Martin, Senior Policy Adviser, Obesity Policy Coalition.