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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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Press Releases

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Eliza McCartney takes Switch to Water challenge to new heights

25 October 2017

25 October 2017 Media release 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)… View Page »

Dentists challenge schools to get ‘mouth fit’ this July

26 June 2017

Switch to water and get ‘mouth fit’ for Oral Health Month July marks the launch of Oral Health Month and Colgate and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) are calling on schools to get ‘mouth fit’ by adopting water-only policies in their classrooms. The ‘Adopt a School’ programme, run by… View Page »

Dental Association and Hāpai Te Hauora call on Education Minister to back ‘water only’ schools

13 June 2017

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) and Hāpai Te Hauora are calling on Education Minister Nikki Kaye to back ‘water only’ schools. Last year, The Ministries of Health and Education made an announcement encouraging schools to provide students with water and milk only. Auckland’s Kelston Boys’ High School celebrated Men’s… View Page »

Dental Association praises Taranaki dairies for sugary drink stance

28 February 2017

Two Taranaki dairies have agreed to not sell sugary drinks to kids in the morning before school starts.   Working with Taranaki Public Health Unit, Stratford's Northern Dairy and CR Dairy in Eltham are helping with a project to reduce tooth decay, and childhood obesity.   The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA)… View Page »

Dental Association says sugary drink icon can help confusion over kids’ drinks

9 February 2017

Recent research on the sugar content of supermarket-sold beverages in New Zealand shows finding out sugar levels is a confusing area says the New Zealand Dental Association.    Sugar is a major contributor to dental decay, and the study showed that some fruit juices have higher sugar levels than fizzy drinks.… View Page »