• Obesity and cancer

    Avoid extra kilos and cut your risk of 13 cancers

    • December 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.

  • Spring clean your fridge

    Operation Spring Clean: make healthy eating the easy choice

    • September 16, 2016

    • by Jenny Atkins

    Spring is here and plans start being made to deep clean the house, spruce up the garden, organise the garage and wardrobe. What about your pantry, fridge and freezer? Do you stare at a cluttered fridge and pantry wondering what to cook for dinner?

  • Green fruit and vegetables

    Eating your vegies could save Australia millions

    • September 06, 2016

    • by Gael Myers

    It sounds crazy: a recent report has found that if Aussies ate just 10 per cent more vegetables it could save the health care system millions – $100 million to be precise.

  • Watermelon face

    Meat and potatoes, please: health advice for dads

    • September 02, 2016

    • by Nick Nation

    Are you that dad, that meat and potatoes kind of dad? You know, the kind of dad that reckons greens are for rabbits? Well next time you sit down at the dinner table, take a look around. Your kids could be mimicking your habits.

  • Sweet potato muffins

    How healthy is your 'natural' food?

    • August 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.

  • Burger with gold medal inside

    Is junk food really on the menu for our Olympians?

    • August 15, 2016

    • by David Bryant, Steve Pratt

    So just what will (and won’t) the athletes be eating in Rio?

  • Frozen fruit ice cubes

    What to drink when you're not drinking

    • July 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.

  • Blueberry banana bread

    Six foods that are healthier and cheaper to DIY

    • July 13, 2016

    • by Alison McAleese

    Packaged foods might seem like a convenient and easy option for a mid-week meal or a lunchbox snack – but don’t be fooled…

  • Bathroom scales

    Five things your dietitian wants you to know about weight loss

    • July 01, 2016

    • by Anne Finch

    There’s so much information about weight loss out there these days, and it can be confusing.

  • coins surrounding and apple

    Is fundraising possible without chocolate bars?

    • May 23, 2016

    • by Ann Ronning

    In nearly every office, the box of fundraising chocolates lurks in the tea room waiting to tempt passers-by into an unhealthy binge. "It's for a good cause," it whispers softly, trying to justify the extra kilojoules from added fats and sugar.