The truth about sugary drinks

Sugary drinks. They give us a lot of kilojoules (or calories) but don’t fill us up or provide any of the nutrients we need to keep our bodies healthy. They're heavily advertised and promoted, trying to suck us in to drinking tonnes of sugar we don't need.

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Do you know how much sugar you're drinking?

Try the sugary drinks calculator

What can I do?

Changes you can make straight away to help you avoid sugary drinks

  • Carry a refillable water bottle – save money and reduces waste!
  • Dodge the sugary drinks aisle at the supermarket
  • Keep water, sparkling water or home made iced tea in the fridge at home
  • Pledge to avoid vending machines
  • If the petrol station offers are too tempting, choose flavoured or sparkling water to get the discounts
  • Find out more about avoiding sugary drinks
  • Discover the sneaky sugar in “healthier” drinks

What can we do?

It's easy to get sucked in when sugary drinks are all around us. Let’s support each other to make the healthy choice the easy choice

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