Sugary Drink Can


Rethink Sugary Drink is a partnership between the 12 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. 

Rethink Sugary Drink partner organisations (Cancer Council, Diabetes Australia, Heart Foundation, Australian Dental Association, Dental Hygenists Association of Australia, Dental Health Services Victoria, Kidney Health Australia, Nutrition Australia, Obesity Policy Coalition, National Stroke Foundation, VACCHO and YMCA)