• Cutting through the sweet talk: hidden sugars and how to avoid them

    • Aug 16, 2021
    • by Stefanie Hodson

    We all know that too much sugar is bad for our health. But when food brands use marketing spin and confusing product labels to mask what’s really in the product, how do we cut through the sweet talk and see how much sugar is really hiding in the food we feed our families?

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    Shining a light on alcohol and cancer

    • Jul 20, 2021
    • by Stefanie Hodson

    We all know that alcohol can affect our mood, disrupt our sleep and upend our diets, but what about the other serious health risks?

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    Fruit: Why drink it? Just eat it.

    • Jun 25, 2019
    • by Alison McAleese

    LiveLighter looked beyond the health and nutrition claims plastered on ready-to-drink juice brands and found some companies aren’t delivering the healthy drink they’re promising to consumers.

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    Meet Ebony: Our Active April champion

    • May 07, 2019
    • by Clare O'Shea

    25 year old Ebony lives in Victoria and wow-ed us in her response to our Premier's Active April competition. We chatted with Ebony to find out other tricks she has to keep active

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    Make April your most active month yet

    • Apr 02, 2019
    • by Alice Bastable

    Keen to get more active but not sure where to begin? Check out our tips on how to achieve this and you’ll see yourself moving more and feeling better in no time

  • Bottles of sugary drink

    Why we need to talk about the link between being above a healthy weight and cancer

    • Nov 30, 2018
    • by Guest Author

    General Practice Registrar, Dr Gihan Jayaweera, discusses the important of sensitively initiating discussion with patients about the risks involved with being above a healthy weight as well as what can be done.

  • Flavoured waters

    Sugary liquid with a healthy spin

    • Nov 15, 2018
    • by Alice Bastable

    At a glance consumers may think they are making a healthy choice by choosing flavoured waters over soft drinks. However, we looked beyond these products’ health claims and promises of functional benefits and found Aussies could be guzzling more sugar than they realise!

  • Nicole and kids

    An everyday pester power battle: Nicole's story

    • Aug 06, 2018
    • by Clare O'Shea

    We sat down with mother of two, Nicole French, and asked her to explain the everyday pester power battle she faces as a result of the food industry manipulatively marketing unhealthy food to her children.

  • What's hiding in flavoured milk

    Flavoured Milk's sweet additions

    • Jun 07, 2018
    • by Emma Groves

    Flavoured milks can be a popular drink choice when looking for something more substantial than water and hoping to reap the health benefits that milk provides. There is however an overwhelming selection to choose from and plenty that pack a whole lot of added sugar. LiveLighter's latest Flavoured Milk Survey reveals just how much.

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    Weighing in on kilojoules

    • May 21, 2018
    • by Alison McAleese

    Kilojoules: What are they and how do I cut back on excess kilojoules when eating out?