Sugary Drink Can


Rethink Sugary Drink is a partnership between the health and community organisations listed below.  

Why are we concerned about the amount of sugar in soft drinks and sugary drink overconsumption?

Because the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (e.g soft drink, sports drinks) is associated with increased energy intake and in turn, weight gain and obesity. It is well established that obesity is a leading risk factor for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.  

And Australians are big consumers of sugary drinks. In 2006, Australia was among the top 10 countries for per capita consumption of soft drinks.  

By highlighting the amount of sugar in sweetened beverages such as soft drink, energy drinks and sports drinks, we're hoping to encourage Australians to rethink their sugary drink consumption and switch to water, reduced-fat milk or unsweetened options.

Eight of the partner organisations have signed a consensus statement with a series of recommendations around tackling the overconsumption of sugary drinks. 

Read the Rethink Sugary Drink position statement: Health levy on sugar-sweetened beverages

Our partners 

Rethink Sugary Drink partner organisations (Apunipima, ADOHTA, Australian Dental Association, Cancer Council, Dental Health Services Victoria, Dental Hygenists Association of Australia, Diabetes Australia, Healthier Workplace WA, Heart Foundation, Kidney Health Australia, LiveLighter, Obesity Policy Coalition, Parents Voice, PHAA, VACCHO, YMCA), Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons 

Our supporters

Rethink Sugary Drink supporters