Exposing the Charade: the failure to protect children from unhealthy food advertising – Obesity Policy Coalition [Australia] – 12 November 2012

Posted on November 13, 2012. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics, Preventive Healthcare, Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: , |

Exposing the Charade: the failure to protect children from unhealthy food advertising РObesity Policy Coalition [Australia] Р12 November 2012

Media release:  Investigation finds inherent conflict of interest in self-regulation 

“Today, the Obesity Policy Coalition, a coalition of leading health bodies, has released one of the most comprehensive investigations into Australia’s self-regulatory system for food marketing ever undertaken.

Jane Martin, Executive Manager of the OPC, said the detailed analysis illustrated how the advertising codes that claim to protect children from junk food advertising had resolutely failed. Further, the report highlighted the litany of loopholes being used by the processed food industry to continue to promote their products despite childhood obesity sitting at record levels.

“We have rigorously interrogated the current system and found it has failed in three key ways:”

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