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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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Eliza McCartney takes Switch to Water challenge to new heights

25 October 2017

Eliza McCartney takes Switch to Water challenge to new heights New Zealand pole vault athlete and Olympian Eliza McCartney is the new face of the Switch to Water challenge. As part of National Oral Health Day, 3 November 2017, the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) encourages Kiwis to swap sugary… View Page »

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

10 October 2017

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… View Page »

Dentists call on Govt to ban sugary drinks in schools

13 June 2017

Dentists and Māori public health organisation Hāpai Te Hauoroa are calling on the Government to remove all sugary drinks from schools, leaving students with only water and milk. NZDA Spokesperson Dr Rob Beaglehole speaks to the AM Show. See the full interview here View Page »

Taranaki dairies ban kids from buying sugary drinks

27 February 2017

Three's 'The Project' looks at sugary drinks, including a panel discussion. http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/health/2017/02/taranaki-dairies-ban-kids-from-buying-sugary-drinks.html View Page »

Baby CJ’s smile off to a good start: Colgate, Plunket and the NZDA reach over 500,000 Kiwi babies in decade-long partnership

14 February 2017

Seven month old CJ Ringrose may not yet have his first tooth, but West Auckland Mum Vicky Ringrose is all set on how to care for his precious baby teeth thanks to a Colgate partnership with Plunket in association with the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) that has touched over… View Page »