WA Media Releases
Media note: sugary drinks tax
LiveLighter Campaign Director Maria Szybiak is available for comment on calls from Australian doctors for a sugary drinks tax.
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.