• Meal planner

    The problem with meal plans (alternative title: check out our new meal plan!)

    • Apr 10, 2017
    • by Anne Finch

    The problem with meal plans… is that it’s essentially someone else telling you what to eat. Unless you’ve got a private dietitian on call who knows what you like, how much time you have and what’s in your fridge, the meal plan can end up being very disconnected from reality.

  • Running shoes, fruit and vege

    How I went from overweight teen to marathon-running nutritionist

    • Feb 24, 2017
    • by Kate Dullaghan

    When people first meet me they usually discover fairly quickly that I'm a nutritionist and physical activity researcher who loves endurance events and cooking up a storm with home-grown produce.

  • lunchbox

    Back to school

    • Feb 03, 2017
    • by Sarah Moore

    You don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to put together nutritious, balanced lunch boxes. Registered Nutritionist, Sarah Moore gives us the low-down on keeping mornings easy and giving the kids a lunch that keeps them going.

  • overweight and cancer risk

    Carrying extra weight and cancer risk

    • Dec 02, 2016
    • by Alison McAleese

    Maintaining a healthy weight is an important way to reduce your risk of cancer, with obesity now linked to more cancer types than ever before.

  • Lucy

    How a healthy eating and exercise program changed my life

    • Nov 01, 2016
    • by Guest Author

    If you are reading this, then perhaps you, much like me, have spent any years searching for the key to eternal happiness through weight loss.

  • Spring clean your fridge

    Operation Spring Clean: make healthy eating the easy choice

    • Sep 16, 2016
    • by Jenny Atkins

    Spring is here and plans start being made to deep clean the house, spruce up the garden, organise the garage and wardrobe. What about your pantry, fridge and freezer? Do you stare at a cluttered fridge and pantry wondering what to cook for dinner?

  • Green fruit and vegetables

    Eating your vegies could save Australia millions

    • Sep 06, 2016
    • by Gael Myers

    It sounds crazy: a recent report has found that if Aussies ate just 10 per cent more vegetables it could save the health care system millions – $100 million to be precise.

  • Watermelon face

    Meat and potatoes, please: health advice for dads

    • Sep 02, 2016
    • by Nick Nation

    Are you that dad, that meat and potatoes kind of dad? You know, the kind of dad that reckons greens are for rabbits? Well next time you sit down at the dinner table, take a look around. Your kids could be mimicking your habits.

  • Sweet potato muffin

    How healthy is your 'natural' food?

    • Aug 25, 2016
    • by Alison McAleese

    It used to be ‘fresh’. Then it was ‘free from’. Now the latest buzzword in food marketing is ‘natural’ and supermarket shelves are bursting with a plethora of ‘natural’ foods derived from ‘nature’ and free from anything ‘artificial’. But does ‘natural’ mean healthy? And can this buzzword help us spot a healthy food? LiveLighter decided to find out.

  • Burger with gold medal inside

    Is junk food really on the menu for our Olympians?

    • Aug 15, 2016
    • by David Bryant, Steve Pratt

    So just what will (and won’t) the athletes be eating in Rio?