WA Media Releases

10 Oct 2016
3 in 5 sucked in by cheap junk food and sugary drinks

Australians are being urged to steer clear of supermarket promotions on unhealthy food and drinks as new data reveals most of us fall victim to clever hard-to-resist specials, despite our healthy intentions.

19 Sep 2016
Media note: sugar tax

LiveLighter Campaign Director Maria Szybiak is available for comment on MP Russell Broadbent's call for a sugar tax.

10 Aug 2016
Report shows half of "natural" foods unhealthy

West Australians are being warned to be wary of foods which claim to be ‘natural,’ with new research showing that almost half of these products are high in saturated fat, sugar and/or salt.

05 Aug 2016
LiveLighter tackles junk food sponsorship of elite sport

On the eve of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, LiveLighter, Australia’s leading public education campaign targeting obesity, has launched a campaign asking West Australians to question the sponsorship of elite sport by junk food companies.

15 Jul 2016
New study adds weight to LiveLighter’s obesity campaign

A study published in The Lancet has found that that being overweight or obese is associated with an increased risk of dying prematurely, more so men.

27 Apr 2016
Junk food the main culprit for our added sugar addiction

LiveLighter is calling on every West Australian to rethink their love affair with junk food, with new research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) finding that Australians are eating too much added sugar, with the majority coming from junk food and drinks.

03 Apr 2016
LiveLighter takes the fight to junk food

The LiveLighter Campaign is urging West Australians to reduce their consumption of junk food as a key strategy to reduce the epidemic of overweight and obesity.

19 Jan 2016
Parents ask for a break as Easter eggs hatch early

As supermarkets across the State fill their shelves with Easter eggs, West Australians are becoming tired of the retail cycle that makes festive seasons a 365-day affair.

13 Nov 2015
LiveLighter urges stronger restrictions on junk food marketing to kids

Australia’s leading healthy lifestyle program, LiveLighter, has called on government to take further action in restricting junk food marketing to children.

12 Nov 2015
New research adds weight to LiveLighter’s sugary drinks campaign

Research from Curtin University published in today’s Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health has found that West Australians who are obese are more likely to consume sugary drinks than those who are a healthy weight.

VIC Media Releases

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

04 Jan 2016
4 in 10 Victorians not doing enough exercise. Make 2016 your fittest year yet: health experts

Victorians are being urged to make 2016 their fittest year yet, as latest figures show 4 in 10 adults are not active enough for good health .

10 Nov 2015
Victoria's poorest at greatest risk of weight-related disease

Victoria’s lowest income households have the highest rates of obesity, lowest intake of vegetables and do the least amount of exercise compared to other households, putting them at greatest risk of chronic disease, new research from LiveLighter Victoria has found.

11 Oct 2015
Graphic new TV ad highlights health risks of sugary drinks

A graphic new television advertisement highlighting the serious health effects of regular sugary drink consumption will hit Victorian screens this weekend as part of a campaign encouraging people to cut back.

22 Jun 2015
Fast food, mindless eating & inactivity but smarter snacking : New research reveals the Shape of Victoria

New research released today by LiveLighter paints a vivid picture of the typical Victorian’s lifestyle, with many confessing to regularly eating fast food, skipping breakfast, and not doing enough exercise.

19 May 2015
8 in 10 Victorian dieters choose recipe for disaster: survey reveals

More than 80% of Victorian dieters are choosing fad diets that can involve cutting out fat, fasting for two days a week and eating like cavemen.

19 Apr 2015
Graphic 'toxic fat' ads are back

Hard-hitting TV advertisements showing graphic images of the serious damage being overweight can cause internal organs will screen across the state again from tonight.

24 Mar 2015
Obese women 40% more likely to develop some cancers

New figures have revealed that women who are obese are 40% more likely to develop certain cancers than women of a healthy weight, prompting urgent calls for Victorians to be aware of the link between weight and cancer.

24 Sep 2014
Thousands of Victorians sign up to LiveLighter in first 4 weeks of campaign

Over 5,000 Victorians have taken positive steps for their health by registering for the LiveLighter meal and activity planner in the month since the public health education campaign launched in Victoria.

19 Aug 2014
Victorian Aboriginal healthy eating campaign

Cancer Council Victoria and the Heart Foundation, in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), are launching a campaign to encourage Victorian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members to make small changes to their eating habits for better health and wellbeing.

17 Aug 2014
First graphic obesity TV campaign launched in Victoria

Victorians will come face-to-face with the health impacts of ‘toxic fat’ as the state’s first ever, hard-hitting campaign about the risks of being overweight or obese is launched today.

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