• 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?

  • Boy eats watermelon with his grandma

    How grandparents can become champions of healthy eating

    • Feb 01, 2020
    • by Michelle Jongenelis

    When it comes to what kids eat, how important are grandparents really?

  • Hand holding beer

    LiveLighter investigates: alcohol-free alcohol

    • Dec 24, 2019
    • by Gael Myers

    With the popularity of non-alcoholic drinks on the rise these drinks are moving from the fringe to being a viable option when you are staying away from drinking. However, there’s very little information out there about how many kilojoules these drinks actually contain. To find out more we scoured 26 bottle shops and supermarkets in the Perth metro area looking for non-alcoholic versions of your favourite beer, wine, cider and spirits.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Easter eggs

    More than half a kilo of sugar lurking in Eggstreme Easter eggs

    • Apr 17, 2019
    • by Gael Myers

    LiveLighter have been on an egg hunt looking for the most outrageously oversized versions of Easter bunnies and eggs available around Perth. We were shocked by the results, with a handful of Easter chocolates clocking in at a weighty 1kg!

  • Cooking magazines

    Super foods or super dud cuisine - what’s cooking in your favourite mags?

    • Feb 22, 2019
    • by Guest Author

    Many of us get inspiration for what to eat from recipes in magazines. But, are these recipes actually any good for us? We crunched the numbers on the recipes found in five leading Australian titles to see how well they match up to LiveLighter’s nutrition guidelines for total fat, saturated fat, sugar and salt.

  • tutty fruity popsicles

    Ice ice baby – the healthiest icy-poles revealed

    • Feb 04, 2019
    • by Alice Bastable

    Our analysis of popular icy-pole brands has revealed some products are masquerading as ‘full of fruit’ when in reality some contain up to five teaspoons of sugar per serving. Have no fear! We found the healthiest icy poles available at Woolies and Coles, so you can say yes, with a little less sugar.

  • Kombucha bottles

    Kombucha – does it live up to the hype?

    • Jan 08, 2019
    • by Gael Myers

    With more and more kombucha products hitting the shelves, have you been left wondering whether this tangy and quirky tasting drink is actually a healthy choice? To find out, LiveLighter have conducted an analysis of 77 different kombucha products.