LiveLighter Victoria Campaign Manager and Dietitian

Alison McAleese

Alison McAleese is an accredited practising dietitian with eight years’ experience in public health and obesity prevention. Alison has developed a special interest in prevention of disease and public health nutrition. She has worked in community nutrition education, project development and public health roles across Australia and the UK. Alison is the Victorian LiveLighter Campaign Manager at Cancer Council Victoria.


Articles by this author

  • Lamb shanks

    6 slow cooker tips and tricks

    • Jun 19, 2020
    • by Alison McAleese

    The weather is cooling down. We’re going to the shops less (so we’re buying lots of long-lasting root vegies) and many of us are finding ourselves unusually at home in the middle of the day. What a perfect combination of reasons to get the slow-cooker out!

  • Junk food brands capitalising on lockdown

    • May 10, 2020
    • by Alison McAleese

    Public health groups have slammed fast food corporations for their shameless marketing targeting people in isolation, health workers and bored kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Pandemic priorities: LiveLighter urges Aussies not to neglect their health

    • Apr 30, 2020
    • by Alison McAleese

    A new survey has revealed the toll COVID-19 restrictions are taking on Australians’ health, with more than a third exercising less while in lockdown, while a quarter are eating less healthily under the current conditions.

  • fruit

    Fruit: Why drink it? Just eat it.

    • Jun 25, 2019
    • by Alison McAleese

    LiveLighter looked beyond the health and nutrition claims plastered on ready-to-drink juice brands and found some companies aren’t delivering the healthy drink they’re promising to consumers.

  • sugar glass

    Aussies slip up on their sugary drink knowledge

    • May 17, 2019
    • by Alison McAleese

    We take a look at the latest findings from the annual Shape of Australia survey which reveal Australians’ perceptions of sugary drinks and confirm just how hard big beverage brands’ sneaky marketing tactics are hitting us.