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

  • berry yoghurt

    What's hiding in your yoghurt?

    • Apr 27, 2017
    • by Alison McAleese

    Discover how much sugar is hiding in your yoghurt - you'd be surprised!

  • Flavoured yoghurts hide up to 7.5 tsp sugar per serving: survey

    • Apr 27, 2017
    • by Alison McAleese

    Some flavoured yoghurts sold in major supermarkets are hiding as many as 7.5 teaspoons of sugar per serving, making them more of a dessert than a healthy snack, new research from LiveLighter has revealed.

  • overweight and cancer risk

    Carrying extra weight and cancer risk

    • Dec 02, 2016
    • by Alison McAleese

    Maintaining a healthy weight is an important way to reduce your risk of cancer, with obesity now linked to more cancer types than ever before.

  • Sweet potato muffin

    How healthy is your 'natural' food?

    • Aug 25, 2016
    • by Alison McAleese

    It used to be ‘fresh’. Then it was ‘free from’. Now the latest buzzword in food marketing is ‘natural’ and supermarket shelves are bursting with a plethora of ‘natural’ foods derived from ‘nature’ and free from anything ‘artificial’. But does ‘natural’ mean healthy? And can this buzzword help us spot a healthy food? LiveLighter decided to find out.

  • Frozen fruit drink

    What to drink when you're not drinking

    • Jul 28, 2016
    • by Alison McAleese

    Cutting back on sugary drinks is a great way to reduce your sugar intake, but it’s not always easy.