Healthy Bodies Need Healthy Drinks Resource Package

Brochure 1 - Got thirst? Water first!

Page last updated: 17 September 2014

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  1. Take a water bottle wherever you go
  2. Freeze a water bottle for cool water all day
  3. Put a water bottle in your child’s lunch box
  4. Keep cold water in the fridge at home ready to drink
  5. Take a water bottle when you play sport
Drinking more water is easy!
  • Reach for water first - it has no sugar and fixes your thirst
  • Drink low fat milk everyday to get calcium and other important nutrients
  • Eat more fruit and limit juice to half a cup occasionally
  • Check the label before you buy to see how much sugar is in what you drink
Choose sugar free soft drinks*

* Diet and sugar free drinks also increase risk of tooth decay as they contain acids which can damage teeth.

Got thirst? Water first!

How much sugar is in your drink?

Water

  • No sugar
  • The best drink when you are thirsty

Low/Reduced Fat Milk (unflavoured)*

  • A great source of vitamins and minerals and is low in natural sugar

*Serve full fat milk for children under 2 years

Fruit Juice

  • Has important vitamins and minerals but also has lots of natural sugars and increases risk of tooth decay*

*so not too much - limit to half a cup occasionally

Sugary Drinks

  • Very high in added sugar
  • Poor source of nutrients
  • Increases risk of tooth decay and weight gain
  • Add lots of extra sugar to our diet and don’t have the healthy things our bodies need