- Dec 08, 2021
- by Guest Author
If you’ve been in a supermarket lately and happened to walk down the “health food” aisle, you may have noticed an explosion in the number of chip alternatives on offer. Vegie chips often have enticing labels promising a healthier alternative to your standard crinkle cut. But are they really healthier?
- Nov 17, 2021
- by Gael Myers, Danica Keric
When an alcohol product claims to be low in sugar or carbs, organic, natural, or that it has nothing artificial, is it actually any better for us?
- Aug 02, 2021
- by Ainslie Sartori
As millions of children and families around the globe tune in to see amazing feats of strength, endurance, and agility at this year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, health experts have raised concerns about the huge volume of junk food and sugary drink marketing they will unwittingly be exposed to.
- Apr 13, 2021
- by Anne Finch
If you’ve ever peeled open a burger to shove shreds of limp lettuce back into a puddle of semi-transparent mayonnaise and wondered… “why am I eating this again?”, we might have some answers for you.
- Mar 22, 2021
- by Gael Myers, Ainslie Sartori
We know that families are trying to stay healthy and eat well. But the world around us doesn’t make this easy, especially when the junk food industry is allowed to market their products to kids, and build their unhealthy outlets anywhere they want.
- Jul 20, 2020
- by Alex Dreyer
As some of Australia starts to open back up again, children and parents alike are eagerly awaiting the return of junior sport. Organised sport is a great way to get the benefits of physical activity, however it can also be a setting that encourages the consumption of junk food. Let’s help our kids to understand that the road to sporting success is paved with healthy food, not hamburgers. Here are four ways to help your kids shoot for health when playing junior sport.
- Jun 05, 2020
- by Hannah Pierce
A recent snapshot report has found that in just one hour on a Friday night, one person was targeted with alcohol ads on Facebook and Instagram every 35 seconds. Check out the six tactics the alcohol industry has been using during this public health crisis to encourage us to buy and drink more alcohol.
- Jun 01, 2020
- by Abbie-Clare Vidler
Many people are surprised to find out that alcohol, in all its forms, is packed with kilojoules. Over time, the kilojoules in the alcohol we drink can really start to stack up, which can lead to weight gain.
- May 19, 2020
- by Ainslie Sartori
Junk food companies and fast food restaurants have been quick to cash in on the COVID-19 crisis and the advice to stay home by shifting their marketing focus with lightening speed. But is the heavy promotion of junk foods and drinks really the type of messaging we need during this public health crisis?
- Dec 24, 2019
- by Gael Myers
With the popularity of non-alcoholic drinks on the rise these drinks are moving from the fringe to being a viable option when you are staying away from drinking. However, there’s very little information out there about how many kilojoules these drinks actually contain. To find out more we scoured 26 bottle shops and supermarkets in the Perth metro area looking for non-alcoholic versions of your favourite beer, wine, cider and spirits.