SWEO 400According to the Ministries of Health and Education sugary drinks are a significant cause of poor oral health and contribute greatly to childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes. The Ministries also note sugary drink consumption is associated with problem behaviours and lowered academic achievement.

Nelson Marlborough Health is encouraging schools and sport organisations to join the Sweet Enough Water Only programme and adopt water and plain milk only guidelines. By joining, they are making a commitment to create healthy drink environments for our kids.

In the videos below Principal Dental Officer Rob Beaglehole describes the detrimental effects of sugary drinks on children's health and wellbeing, and Yendarra School Principal Susan Dunlop tells the story of how her school made a positive change and become water-only.

 

For more information about joining the programme please contact aaryn.barlow@nmdhb.govt.nz.

The schools and organisations featured below are Sweet Enough members, doing their best to create healthy drink environments.

School Fairhall150 School NCS150 Grovetown School
Riwaka School Linkwater school Brooklyn
Waimea Intermediate School Collingwood Area School Mayfield School
Ranzau School School Nelson College for Girls logo150 school seddonschool150
Mahana School WaimeaCollege150 school Motupipi logo151
 school stpauls School TuaMarina150 school NCA logo150
 School MaitaiSchool150 school richmondprimaryschool  school St Josephs Picton logo
 school wakefield school Rai valley logo  schoolRedwoodtown logo 
 School Auckland point school150  Havelock School school St Marys blenheim logo150 
school Waitaria Bay logo150  School RenwickSchool150  logo riverlands school151 
logo Stoke school151 school springlands150  schoolTasman logo150 
school Lake rotoiti primary school canvastown school nelson intermediate150v2
school wairauvalley150 School Nayland Primary  schoolMurchison School 
school Dovedale School Richmond View School school rapauraschool 
School Takaka primary logo150 school Spring creek logo150  logo birchwood150 
School hope school school whitney street school150  School Salisbury logo 
school Blenheim School  school naylandcollege150 school Ngatimoti logo 
school broadgreen150  school victoryprimary150 school Parklands logo 
 school tasmanbaychristianschool151 school wakawa150  school St Josephs2 

Early Childhood Education

Kids Nelson Playcentre Assc150 Earlychildhood Marlborough Play Centre Assc2 School Nelson Tasman Kindergartens
EarlychildhoodMarlborough Kindy Assc150    

Organisations

Sport NelsonBaysFootball150  logo nelson netball151  org Marlborough Netball logo 
 Sports Wanderers logo logo hockeyNelson151  org Marlborough football