Sweet Enough Water Only
According 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 [email protected].
The schools and organisations featured below are Sweet Enough members, doing their best to create healthy drink environments.
Page last updated: 18/06/2018