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Obesity Coalition
The Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) advocates for policy and regulatory initiatives to support obesity prevention in Australia, particularly in children.
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Public Health Association Australia Jul 16
Seems obvious, doesn't it ! 👉
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LiveLighter Jul 15
ICYMI: Research has revealed a lack of sleep is now associated with an increased risk of obesity, increasing the risk of chronic disease in the long run. Learn how to develop a healthier sleeping pattern using our facts and tips 👇
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Obesity Coalition Jul 14
The AFL is taking advantage of children’s vulnerability, while building positive associations between their sporting heroes and unhealthy food and drinks.
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Obesity Coalition Jul 10
"A health levy on sugary drinks would deter people from these cheap and very unhealthy drinks. Funds raised could be used to promote healthy eating in our community, in time reducing the cancer burden and associated health costs."
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The BMJ Jul 9
"Boris Johnson has pledged to review the sugar levy on fizzy drinks if he becomes PM, but all that would prove is that the policy is right"
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BBC Health News Jul 10
Are sugary drinks causing cancer?
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The BMJ Jul 10
This study reports a possible association between higher consumption of sugary drinks and an increased risk of cancer. While cautious interpretation is needed, the findings support existing recommendations to limit sugary drink consumption, say researchers
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Obesity Coalition Jul 10
“It’s virtually impossible to escape the enormous amount of marketing, price promotions and sponsorship by sugary drink companies."
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Obesity Coalition Jul 10
We need proper regulation around the marketing and availability of sugary drinks to protect people and promote healthier options.
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The BMJ Jul 7
"The obese are often stigmatized for having unhealthy lifestyle choices. Acknowledging the importance of the obesogenic environment and its amplification of our genetic differences, can help destigmatise obesity"
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Jane Martin Jul 7
Coming up on talking about controls on junk food ads on public transport in Queensland.
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Wendy Watson Jul 7
Can you believe this? so kids live their lives within 150m of schools?: Billboard boss worried Queensland junk food ad ban may spread to 'other Labor states' via
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Parents' Voice Jul 4
Rethink Sugary Drinks Critics’ Choice is back! It aims to reduce sugary drink consumption among young people. Our fave pick 👉 H2O is the way to go! To find out more and enter head to:
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Todd Harper Jul 3
Obesity 'causes more cases of some cancers than smoking' - BBC News
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Jane Martin Jul 3
Pooling of data on sugary drink taxes globally shows they work. Overall a 10% increase in price leads to 10% decrease in consumption.
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Obesity Coalition Jul 2
Food manufacturers are continuing to manipulate the health star rating on packaged foods to make their products seem healthier.
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Jane Martin Jul 1
Spoiler alert - it’s a yes to government action on sugary drinks.
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𝘔𝘢𝘵𝘵 𝘏𝘰𝘱𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘧𝘵 Jun 30
Important initiative starting in Queensland today - removing sugary drinks from hospitals and health services. Drinks that are a significant contributor to disease shouldn't be sold in hospitals. How about it Victoria? 🦷
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Jane Martin Jul 1
Government has a clear opportunity to address this in the national obesity strategy.
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Obesity Coalition Jun 30
77 per cent of Australians support a health levy on sugary drinks. Australia continues to lag behind other countries who have already taken action to reduce consumption of these drinks.
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