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Rethink sugary drink is a joint campaign by the Cancer Council, Diabetes Australia and the National Heart Foundation that aims to raise awareness about the amount of sugar in sugar-sweetened drinks, and the associated weight gain from overconsumption.
The program aims to highlight the amount of sugar in different types of sugar-sweetened drinks including soft drinks, energy drinks, vitamin water, iced tea and fruit drinks, and to promote switching to consumption of water, reduced fat milk or other unsweetened options.
The program inlcudes:
The three organisations involved have also released a consensus statement detailing their recommendations regarding the overconsumption of sugar-sweetened drinks in Australia.
This program is supported by Nutrition Australia and the Australian Dental Association.
Abstract adapted from Rethink sugary drink