Parents call for more green in school canteens
Parents' Voice, VicHealth and Monash University review of 263 school menus across Australia identified that 30% of surveyed primary schools and less than 19% of surveyed secondary schools are compliant with nutrition guidelines.
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.
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.