WA Media Releases

08 Dec 2021
Faux health halo for vegie chips

Cancer Council WA is cautioning consumers not to be duped into thinking vegie chips are a healthier alternative to potato chips or vegetables, following a new audit that showed almost 70 per cent of the products analysed contained unacceptable levels of salt.

10 Nov 2021
Peak Bodies warn ‘Sugary Drinks are Rotten for Teeth’

The Australian Dental Association of WA (ADAWA) and Cancer Council WA have united to call for tougher restrictions on the sale and promotion of sugary drinks to children, urging sugary drinks to be removed from public venues that children frequent such as sporting and cultural facilities, and banning junk food advertising on public transport and billboards.

30 Aug 2021
New data confirms concerns regarding food delivery apps

Cancer Council WA have reiterated the need for West Aussies to steer clear of greasy takeaway ordered from food delivery apps, with new data by Pathmatics showing the top four fast-food delivery services in Australia have spent over $20 million on digital advertising since March 2020 (the start of the pandemic).

01 Jul 2021
West Australian workers urged to steer clear of food delivery

Cancer Council WA have developed a new LiveLighter advertisement encouraging workers to steer clear of greasy takeaway ordered from food delivery apps, and to reach for a healthy lunch instead, whether they are working from home during a lockdown or in the office.

18 Mar 2021
LiveLighter launches new campaign to tackle junk food delivery

Cancer Council WA has launched a new LiveLighter campaign targeting junk food delivery services, with new data revealing the marketing spend by food delivery brands has increased by 290% since 2017. The campaign encourages West Australians to make quick, tasty and nutritious meals at home instead.

10 Aug 2020
Toxic fat ad relaunched as junk food home deliveries double

Cancer Council WA has relaunched the LiveLighter 13 Cancers public education campaign to remind Western Australians not to be complacent with their health, just as junk food giant McDonalds boasts record home delivery sales during COVID-19.

16 Jul 2020
The road to kids’ sporting success paved with healthy food, not hamburgers

As restrictions ease and West Aussie kids return to junior sport, Cancer Council WA, through its LiveLighter program, is urging all parents to be aware of the foods and drinks children are exposed to when participating in organised sports.

10 May 2020
Junk food brands cashing in on lockdown

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.

30 Apr 2020
Pandemic priorities: LiveLighter urges Aussies not to neglect health

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.

11 Feb 2020
Study reveals school kids are bombarded by unhealthy ads

Cancer Council WA is calling for urgent State Government action as a new study shows that WA school kids are being bombarded with unhealthy food advertising on public transport on their way to school every day.

VIC Media Releases

For Victorian LiveLighter media enquiries, please contact Stefanie Hodson on (03) 9514 6465

23 May 2022
Beat the price rise: 6 tips to shop healthy and save money

While the prices of everyday groceries continue to soar, Cancer Council Victoria’s LiveLighter® program is helping families keep their bill down with helpful tips to shop healthy and save money at the checkout.

16 Feb 2022
Health professionals urged not to wait to have conversations about weight as new research reveals Australians' concerns

Cancer Council Victoria’s LiveLighter® program is urging health professionals not to delay weight-centric conversations with their patients, as new data reveals that almost one-third of Australians that are above a healthy weight want to speak to a health professional about it.

16 Dec 2021
Victoria's young people report high health and lifestyle impact from COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone across Victoria – reshaping our daily lives and dissolving our routines, but a new LiveLighter® survey has uncovered that one group experienced a significantly greater impact on their health and lifestyle than the rest of us – those aged 18-24.

01 Sep 2021
LiveLighter® serves up a September challenge to Bendigo residents

As we head into spring, Cancer Council Victoria’s LiveLighter® program is encouraging Greater Bendigo residents to eat more fruit and vegetables as part of their September Challenge.

10 Dec 2020
Unintended COVID consequences: Victorians snacked more, Aussies gained weight

A new LiveLighter® survey has revealed 37 per cent of Australians reported gaining weight between February and July this year – a time when most Australian states were under some form of COVID-19 restrictions.

10 May 2020
Junk food brands capitalising on lockdown

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.

30 Apr 2020
Pandemic priorities: LiveLighter urges Aussies not to neglect their health

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.

28 Jan 2020
Back to school lunchbox snacks fail the healthy test

Parents are embarking on another year of lunchbox prep as kids return to school this week, and with new brands popping up on supermarket shelves and companies finding new ways to conceal the nutritional value of their products, choosing a healthy snack can be daunting.

19 Dec 2019
How many kilojoules could you be drinking?

New data reveals Aussies’ weight gain over Christmas

18 Oct 2019
New survey shows positive impact on GPs’ skills and confidence to discuss weight management with patients

A new survey has found LiveLighter’s training program for health professionals gave doctors greater confidence when it comes to discussing weight management with their patients.

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