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2 May 2017
Is your yoghurt a dessert in disguise?
Yoghurt is a nutritious snack or addition to a meal, but with the amount of added sugar varies widely. We share our top tips for making the best of a healthier yoghurt.
27 Apr 2017
Flavoured yoghurts hide up to 7.5 tsp sugar per serve: survey
Some flavoured yoghurts sold in major supermarkets are hiding as many as 7.5 teaspoons of sugar per serve, making them more of a dessert than a healthy snack, new research from LiveLighter has revealed.
9 Feb 2017
4 in 5 Victorians support kilojoules on the menu: survey shows
Leading health organisations have today congratulated the Victorian Government for passing legislation to make kilojoule labelling on menus mandatory, as new data shows the majority of Victorians support the move, along with an education campaign.
30 Jan 2017
Supermarkets urged to stop promoting unhealthy, processed food as lunchbox staples
LiveLighter is calling on supermarkets to stop promoting unhealthy, packaged food and drinks as ideal for lunchboxes at a time when 27 percent of Australian children are overweight or obese.
10 Oct 2016
3 in 5 sucked in by cheap junk food and sugary drinks: survey
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.
9 Aug 2016
Half of 'natural' foods unhealthy: report
Australians are being urged to be wary of foods which claim to be ‘natural’ with new research showing that almost 5 in 10 ‘natural’ products are high in saturated fat, sugar and/or salt.
15 Feb 2016
New labelling research - fast food chains fudge the facts
7 out of 9 Victorian major fast food chains don’t provide kilojoule information
12 Jan 2016
Healthy summer drinks hide more kj than a Big Mac, health experts warn
Leading health experts are warning Victorians to be wary of store-bought smoothies, frappes and shakes this summer, after a LiveLighter investigation found many contain more kilojoules than a McDonald’s Big Mac and are extremely high in sugar.
4 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.