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.

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

Early Childhood Education

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


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