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  • Study reveals school kids are bombarded by unhealthy ads

    • Feb 11, 2020
    • by Ben Somerford

    Cancer Council WA is calling for urgent State Government action as a new study shows that WA school kids are being bombarded with unhealthy food advertising on public transport on their way to school every day.

  • Rotten choice

    LiveLighter’s latest campaign denied by social media giants

    • Feb 08, 2020
    • by Ben Somerford

    Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram blocked Cancer Council WA’s latest LiveLighter® public health campaign on raising awareness of the health impacts of sugary drinks consumption

  • Sugary drinks are a rotten choice

    Peak Bodies warn ‘Sugary Drinks are a Rotten Choice’

    • Jan 19, 2020
    • by Ben Somerford

    The major aims of the campaign are to discourage the purchase of sugary drinks and reduce family and household consumption of these products. Parents of school-aged children are the primary target audience as they are likely to be the main grocery buyer for their household and have a significant influence on the consumption habits of their family.

  • Tiago de Sousa

    Soccer dad Tiago reaps benefits of quitting alcohol

    • Dec 27, 2019
    • by Ben Somerford

    North Perth resident Tiago de Sousa quit alcohol and joined the MAN v FAT soccer program earlier this year and is now enjoying a healthier lifestyle with his young family.

  • Beer

    Study reveals the truth about the kJ count in non-alcoholic alcohol drinks

    • Dec 24, 2019
    • by Ben Somerford

    LiveLighter analysed products from 26 bottle shops and supermarkets in the Perth metro area, including non-alcoholic versions of beer, wine, cider and spirits, and compared their number of kilojoules against their alcoholic equivalents.