Healthy Smiles News

10 October 2017

Dental Association praises Taranaki Bulls for encouraging schools to adopt ‘water only’ policies

Dental Association praises Taranaki Bulls for encouraging schools to adopt ‘water only’ policies. Taranaki Bulls rugby players have been promoting water over sugary drinks to students of New Plymouth’s Fitzroy Primary School. Taranaki District Health Board and the Taranaki Rugby Football Union are working together to encourage children to opt for water rather than high-sugar drinks. The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is supportive of this approach. “The Association has… Read More »

Consensus Statement on Sugary Drinks

Sugary drinks are no longer a looming public health crisis, but a very real one. By working together, and acting now, we can prevent not only oral health damage, but obesity - a leading risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

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