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'Healthy' breakfast biscuits, drinks not all they're cracked up to be
Eight in ten on-the-go breakfast products, such as biscuits, drinks and yoghurt/cereal combos, contain more sugar than the staple wheat biscuits and milk and are up to 18 times more expensive, a new study from LiveLighter has revealed.
What is healthy? Survey reveals huge gap in what public, nutritionists think is healthy
Coconut oil, gluten-free cakes, orange juice, frozen yoghurt and muesli bars – they’re marketed as good for us, but are they really healthy? A new survey by LiveLighter has revealed some eye-opening differences between what members of the public and a sample of nutrition experts think is healthy.
Aussies choose couch over physical activity: survey
Australians are being urged to make the most of opportunities to move as new data reveals most of us prefer to watch TV, read or sleep instead of exercise, leading to an increased risk of chronic health conditions.
Flavoured yoghurts hide up to 7.5 tsp sugar per serving: survey
Some flavoured yoghurts sold in major supermarkets are hiding as many as 7.5 teaspoons of sugar per serving, making them more of a dessert than a healthy snack, new research from LiveLighter has revealed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New labelling research - fast food chains fudge the facts
7 out of 9 Victorian major fast food chains don’t provide kilojoule information
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.