• junk food in a lab

    Kitchen confidential: fast food industry tactics exposed

    • Apr 13, 2021
    • by Anne Finch

    If you’ve ever peeled open a burger to shove shreds of limp lettuce back into a puddle of semi-transparent mayonnaise and wondered… “why am I eating this again?”, we might have some answers for you.

  • Junk food pile

    Taking a stand on junk food

    • Mar 22, 2021
    • by Gael Myers, Ainslie Sartori

    We know that families are trying to stay healthy and eat well. But the world around us doesn’t make this easy, especially when the junk food industry is allowed to market their products to kids, and build their unhealthy outlets anywhere they want.

  • Family walks in the park

    Ditch the diet pressure and think health this year

    • Dec 22, 2020
    • by Gael Myers

    It’s that time of the year when we frown at the string of festive feasts and resolve to lose 20 kilos. Here are three tips to refresh your New Year’s resolution thinking and feel great in 2021.

  • Mediterranean diet

    6 ways to eat your way to better mental health

    • Oct 09, 2020
    • by Ellen Hart

    In support of Mental Health Week 2020 (and boy do we need it this year!), we've put together some practical tips to help you eat your way to better mental health.

  • Mental health and diet

    Food and mood: what’s the link?

    • Oct 05, 2020
    • by Ellen Hart

    Excitingly, scientific research into what we eat and how it’s linked to our risk of developing mental health conditions and our mental wellbeing is growing. While there is still more to learn, researchers have been able to tease out some of the ways in which diet can alter our physiology, and the impact that this may have on mood.

  • Alcohol marketing tactics during COVID-19

    Sneaky alcohol marketing tactics you should be aware of

    • Jun 05, 2020
    • by Hannah Pierce

    A recent snapshot report has found that in just one hour on a Friday night, one person was targeted with alcohol ads on Facebook and Instagram every 35 seconds. Check out the six tactics the alcohol industry has been using during this public health crisis to encourage us to buy and drink more alcohol.

  • Pile of junk food

    An epidemic of junk food marketing

    • May 19, 2020
    • by Ainslie Sartori

    Junk food companies and fast food restaurants have been quick to cash in on the COVID-19 crisis and the advice to stay home by shifting their marketing focus with lightening speed. But is the heavy promotion of junk foods and drinks really the type of messaging we need during this public health crisis?

  • LiveLighter dietitians Anne Finch & Gael Myers

    The real story behind our dietitians

    • Sep 19, 2019
    • by Ben Somerford

    We celebrate our LiveLighter dietitians to mark Dietitians Day

  • Drinks in a supermarket fridge

    Study reveals 2 in 3 drinks at supermarket checkouts are bad for health

    • Sep 09, 2019
    • by Gael Myers

    To investigate the extent to which sugary drinks are promoted at the supermarket checkout LiveLighter collected data from Coles and Woolworths stores in the Perth metropolitan area.

  • Processed meats

    4 foods you should eat & 3 you should avoid to prevent cancer

    • Aug 27, 2019
    • by Gael Myers

    With so much information out there about food and cancer, and everyone from doctors to crusading mums to celebrity chefs weighing in, it can be difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to getting accurate nutrition information. Here are 7 dietitian approved tips for reducing your cancer risk.