LiveLighter Victoria Campaign Manager and Dietitian

Alison McAleese

Alison McAleese is an accredited practising dietitian with eight years’ experience in public health and obesity prevention. Alison has developed a special interest in prevention of disease and public health nutrition. She has worked in community nutrition education, project development and public health roles across Australia and the UK. Alison is the Victorian LiveLighter Campaign Manager at Cancer Council Victoria.


Articles by this author

  • A quick fix: Staple meals to get you through a busy week

    • Apr 08, 2022
    • by Alison McAleese

    Creating a shopping and dinner plan is a great way to ensure you stick to your weekly food budget and eat a variety of healthy foods, but we all have times where schedules go out the window and meal planning gets forgotten. Here are 6 recipes to get you through the week, as well as some helpful tips to make these meals work for you.

  • Lamb shanks

    6 slow cooker tips and tricks

    • Jun 19, 2020
    • by Alison McAleese

    The weather is cooling down. We’re going to the shops less (so we’re buying lots of long-lasting root vegies) and many of us are finding ourselves unusually at home in the middle of the day. What a perfect combination of reasons to get the slow-cooker out!

  • Junk food brands capitalising on lockdown

    • May 10, 2020
    • by Alison McAleese

    Public health groups have slammed fast food corporations for their shameless marketing targeting people in isolation, health workers and bored kids during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Pandemic priorities: LiveLighter urges Aussies not to neglect their health

    • Apr 30, 2020
    • by Alison McAleese

    A new survey has revealed the toll COVID-19 restrictions are taking on Australians’ health, with more than a third exercising less while in lockdown, while a quarter are eating less healthily under the current conditions.

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    Fruit: Why drink it? Just eat it.

    • Jun 25, 2019
    • by Alison McAleese

    LiveLighter looked beyond the health and nutrition claims plastered on ready-to-drink juice brands and found some companies aren’t delivering the healthy drink they’re promising to consumers.