WA Media Releases

10 Jan 2019
Cleaning Up Junk Food In Sport – It’s Just Not Cricket

Public health groups are calling on elite sporting clubs to clean their act up as new research shows mums and dads are sick of major sports codes partnering with junk food companies that put profits before health.

30 Nov 2018
Don't Be Sucked In This Summer

Summer officially starts tomorrow and obesity prevention initiative, LiveLighter®, is warning people to beware the barrage of cheap frozen sugary drinks with the launch of their ‘Don’t Be Sucked In’ campaign.

22 Oct 2018
Sugary Drinks Set To Fizzle Out - National Expert Shows WA Hospitals How

A national expert in public health is to meet with WA health leaders this week to discuss removing sugary drinks ahead of next week’s deadline to comply with the Government’s Healthy Options Policy.

17 Oct 2018
WA Community Support For Sugary Drinks Tax

A new survey has found Western Australians want a tax on sugary drinks.

11 Oct 2018
World Obesity Day: Why Industry Should Take More Responsibility For The Obesity Epidemic

New LiveLighter research shows a high degree of public support for restrictions on the sale of junk foods and sugary drinks.

13 Sep 2018
100 Days To Christmas – How One Mince Pie A Day Could Make You Stack On Unwanted Kilos

Christmas is already in full swing in supermarket aisles and catalogues prompting a plea from LiveLighter® for Western Australians to ensure their festive ‘treats’ don’t become an everyday habit.

28 Mar 2018
The Tempter Trap

With supermarket shelves and catalogues bulging with Easter ‘treats’ since January, make sure your Easter ‘treat’ doesn’t become a habit.

23 Mar 2018
Supermarket catalogues miss the mark when it comes to healthy trolleys

LiveLighter's latest survey shows fruit and vegetables take up just 4% of catalogue space.

04 Jan 2018
Media Note: Hold the Bacon

CSIRO's latest report highlights the importance of protein being spread throughout the day. Breakfast is a key time in the day to eat many valuable nutrients and a perfect opportunity to increase protein intake (Bacon not included).

26 Dec 2017
Fried Chicken and Sport? It's just not cricket.

KFC continues to exploit Australia's love of cricket over the summer holiday period with a heavily marketed junk food campaign, including sponsorship of Cricket Australia's Big Bash League.

VIC Media Releases

For Victorian LiveLighter media enquiries, please contact Natalie Kaplan on (03) 9514 6434

08 Jun 2018
A day's worth of sugar in one hit

One carton of flavoured milk – the well-known tradie morning tea staple – could contain nearly as much sugar as half a packet of lollies, according to a new analysis from LiveLighter.

29 May 2018
Online health advice not always best for offline health

New data from LiveLighter has revealed Australians are turning to the internet as their preferred source of information and advice on healthy weight and weight loss, with 44% seeking such information online.

09 May 2018
Healthier choices become easier in Victoria

LiveLighter warmly welcomes the commencement of mandatory kilojoule labelling in chain fast food outlets and supermarkets across Victoria this month.

26 Apr 2018
Graphic campaign curbs Victorians' love affair with sugary drinks

Victorians could be spared from 1,085 new cases of type 2 diabetes and 153 new cases of heart disease if the government ran a graphic public education campaign on the link between sugary drinks and chronic health conditions, according to health researchers.

20 Apr 2018
Is "low carb" beer really better for you? New analysis shows it's a big fat myth

Health groups call for nutrition info panels on alcohol

09 Apr 2018
GPs a leading source of weight and nutrition info: survey

Doctors urged to get comfortable talking to patients about obesity

23 Mar 2018
Supermarket catalogues miss the mark when it comes to healthy trolleys

LiveLighter's latest survey shows fruit and vegetables take up just 4% of catalogue space.

23 Jan 2018
A nation of 'car potatoes'

New figures from a LiveLighter survey reveal three out of four Aussies prefer to drive than walk.

11 Jan 2018
It's a slippery slurp to toxic fat

A cheeky, graphic counter-campaign taking on cheap frozen drink promotions like $1 Slurpees and Frozen Cokes has hit Victorian bus and tram stops to urge Australians to rethink their sugary drink.

02 Nov 2017
Aussies inspired to get healthy, but life getting in the way New data reveals our healthy and not-so healthy habits

A revealing new survey from LiveLighter has painted a stark picture of the health of Australian adults – we’re heavier than we think, we’re too busy to cook, some of us do no exercise at all and we’re still not eating enough vegies. On the plus side, almost half of us are trying to do something about our weight, Aussies in their forties are leading the way in fitness and popular cooking shows are inspiring us to get cooking.

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