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Reinstate healthy school food guidelines

Tuesday, 15 September 2009, 4:20 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition is right behind the call to reinstate healthy food guidelines in schools. More >>

Maori find solutions to own food security problems

Monday, 25 May 2009, 3:13 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

A new toolkit detailing and celebrating projects to improve food security for Maori is being launched by the Obesity Action Coalition today. Food Security Among Maori in Aotearoa – Part II is designed to give communities ideas about what they can ... More >>

Maori find solutions to own food security problems

Monday, 25 May 2009, 2:26 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

A new toolkit detailing and celebrating projects to improve food security for Maori is being launched by the Obesity Action Coalition today. More >>

Pacific people battle malnourishment and obesity

Thursday, 26 March 2009, 10:26 am | Obesity Action Coalition

Pacific people in New Zealand can’t always afford to eat the sort of food which might lessen their high rates of obesity, a new report says. More >>

reintroducing unhealthy food at schools 'peculiar'

Thursday, 5 February 2009, 3:40 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is dismayed at the Government’s announcement that schools will once more be able to sell unhealthy options at the tuck shop. More >>

But what about a petrol discount for buying salad

Tuesday, 9 September 2008, 12:44 am | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition wonders why McDonalds has excluded its Lighter Choices range from a discount petrol offer being advertised in national newspapers today. More >>

Coalition Welcomes Proposed Tightening Of Rules

Thursday, 26 June 2008, 1:59 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

Obesity Action Coalition Welcomes Proposed Tightening Of Advertising Rules For immediate release 26 June 2008 More >>

Access to healthy food must be made easier

Wednesday, 4 June 2008, 9:29 am | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition says healthy food needs to be easier to access if we want to see a significant reduction in obesity rates. More >>

Access to healthy food must be made easier

Wednesday, 4 June 2008, 9:25 am | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition says healthy food needs to be easier to access if we want to see a significant reduction in obesity rates. More >>

New classifications for TV ads miss mark

Thursday, 15 May 2008, 1:02 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) says the new system which restricts the advertising of certain foods in children's programming time will only do half the job. More >>

No Giving In To Peddlers Of Junk Food

Thursday, 24 April 2008, 11:42 am | Obesity Action Coalition

"This isn't about a Nanny state, this is about stopping the junk food industry being in charge of the nursery." More >>

Government Response to Obesity Report 'Weak'

Tuesday, 27 November 2007, 3:18 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) has questioned the Government's response to the Health Select Committee Inquiry into Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Director Leigh Sturgiss says the Government's increased focus on health promotion, while positive, ... More >>

Health groups call on Govt. to act against obesity

Wednesday, 21 November 2007, 1:09 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition and the Public Health Association are calling for the Government to take concrete steps towards reducing New Zealand's epidemic of obesity. More >>

New reports on cancer and obesity

Thursday, 1 November 2007, 12:46 am | Obesity Action Coalition

The findings of two new health reports mean Government must implement key recommendations from the Inquiry into Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes says the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC). More >>

Obesity Report ‘Missed Opportunity’

Friday, 31 August 2007, 10:08 am | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) says the report of the Health Committee Inquiry into Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes does not go far enough. More >>

Food and Beverage classification system

Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 2:51 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

The Ministry of Health’s food and beverage classification system, being launched by Hon Pete Hodgson today, is an easy three tier system that identifies food and beverages that should be sold in schools and Early Childhood Education services. More >>

Changes to National Guidelines a good thing

Monday, 11 June 2007, 11:54 am | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition is very supportive of the changes to the National Administration Guidelines being announced today that will see only healthy food being available for sale at schools. More >>

Children likely to watch TV outside Programme Zone

Thursday, 3 May 2007, 12:17 am | Obesity Action Coalition

The Obesity Action Coalition believes that the new voluntary code announced today by Minister’s Hodgson and Maharey doesn’t go far enough and is likely to have no effect at all on the food advertising that children actually see on TV. More >>

New Obesity Action Coalition Director Appointed

Tuesday, 24 April 2007, 3:44 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

Former Smokefree Coalition Director Leigh Sturgiss and latterly Programme Development Manager for the New Zealand Drug Foundation, has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Obesity Action Coalition, following the resignation of Celia Murphy. ... More >>

Self regulation protects advertisers not consumers

Thursday, 21 December 2006, 2:42 pm | Obesity Action Coalition

Bluebird Foods Ltd has agreed to withdraw an advertisement in which a nutritionist recommended potato crisps as suitable for school lunches following a complaint to the Advertising Standards Assn by the Obesity Action Coalition. More >>

 

 

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