Learn more about obesity, healthy eating, physical activity and the LiveLighter campaign.
Peer reviewed research that informs the LiveLighter campaign
- Dixon, H., Scully, M., Durkin, S., Brennan, E., Cotter, T., Maloney, S., … Wakefield, M. (2015). Finding the keys to successful adult-targeted advertisements on obesity prevention: an experimental audience testing study. BMC Public Health, 15(1), 1–9. doi:10.1186/s12889-015-2159-6
- Health Promotion Evaluation Unit. (2014). The Cognitive Impact of the LiveLighter Message at the Perth Glory 2013/14. Perth. Retrieved from http://hpeu.com.au/media/8994/the-cognitive-impact-of-the-livelighter-message-at-the-perth-glory-2013_2014.pdf
- Morley, B., Niven, P., Dixon, H., Swanson, M., Szybiak, M., Shilton, T., … Wakefield, M. (2016). Population-based evaluation of the “ LiveLighter ” healthy weight and lifestyle mass media campaign. Health Education Research 31(2):121-35. doi:10.1093/her/cyw009 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26956039
- Healthy Lifestyle Promotion Programs in Western Australia: A review of evaluation and market research into mass media and social marketing campaigns focused on healthy eating, physical activity and healthy weight https://livelighter.com.au/Assets/resource/researchevidence/Social-Marketing-Review-Bauman-Bellew-Heart-Foundation-WA.pdf
- Pettigrew, S., Talati, Z., Pratt, IS. (2017) Health communication implications of the perceived meanings of terms used to denote junk foods. BMC Obesity 4 (3). doi:10.1186/s40608-016-0142-0. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5223380/
Kite, J., Grunseit, A., Bohn-Goldbaum, E., Bellew, B., Carroll, T., Bauman, A. (2018) A Systematic Search and Review of Adult-Targeted Overweight and Obesity Prevention Mass Media Campaigns and Their Evaluation: 2000–2017, Journal of Health Communication, 23:2, 207-232, doiI: 10.1080/10810730.2018.1423651 https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/bExJF9A7mHFkp4fg2Dpy/full
- Martin, K., Costa, B., Christian, H., Simmi, K., Harray, A., Barblett, A., Oddy, W., Ambrosini, G., Allen, K., Trapp, G. (2017). Informing intervention strategies to reduce energy drink consumption in young people: Findings from qualitative research. Journal of Nutrition and Education Behavior 49(9):724-733.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2017.06.007. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28987203
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About our healthy recipe criteria
LiveLighter has around 350 healthy recipes on the web site to suit all tastes. They are consistent with the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating and all contain a nutrition information panel. The focus is on including plenty of vegetables, wholegrains and lean meats and alternatives. We showcase ways of making tasty food that doesn’t include buckets of sugar, butter and salt.
We aim for our recipes to be achievable by the average home cook. This means using ingredients and cooking equipment that are readily available and methods that are simple and not too time consuming. The Back to Basics series of recipes are generally simpler, cheaper and easier than the standard LiveLighter recipes.
The recipes meet the LiveLighter nutrition criteria. There must be no nutrients in the red zone, and the majority will be in the green zone.
Policy and advocacy
- Obesity Policy Coalition
Aims to influence change in policy and regulation to prevent obesity
- Parents Voice
An online network of parents aiming to improve food and activity environments for children
- Healthy Active By Design
A tool to inform the design of communities that support and promote healthy and active living