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.
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.
Alcohol & junk food advertising
Half of all alcohol and fast food ads air during sports
A study of two-weeks of free to air and pay TV sports matches has revealed nearly half of all alcohol ads (49.5%) and fast food ads (46%) were aired during sports, despite the fact this viewing only made up 29 per cent of all programming.