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.
Disadvantaged Australians most at risk of obesity
Lower socioeconomic groups are now the most likely to become overweight or obese. It is predicted that in 11 years, 44 per cent of people with the greatest disadvantage and least resources will be obese, compared to 31 per cent of those with the most resources.
Victorian Govt Healthy Eating Enterprise will reduce obesity
The Obesity Policy Coalition has applauded the Victorian Government’s Healthy Eating Enterprise stating it is going to the heart of the issue and tackling some of the key drivers of obesity by integrating and embedding principles around healthy eating where people work, play and live
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.
Millions take up the fight against obesity and chronic disease
The Victorian Coalition Government and the Commonwealth have announced an agreement to target more than $100 million of National Partnership on Preventive Health funding and other Victorian Government health prevention funding to turn around unhealthy lifestyles in Victoria through a new Prevention Community Model.