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