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Sports drinks are gammin': New campaign urges Aboriginal community to go for water instead

20 July 2016: A new digital campaign is using local Aboriginal sporting role models from the Victorian community to highlight the health effects of regularly downing sports drinks.

High praise from leading health experts for UK's sweet tax on sugary drinks

17 March 2016: The Rethink Sugary Drink alliance has commended the UK government for committing to introduce a tax on sugary drinks; and urge the Australian Government to investigate the effectiveness of a tax on sugar-sweetened beverages and to follow the UK’s lead.

How far do you have to run to burn off your sugary drink habit?

16 December 2015: A new, thought-provoking video launched today shows how much exercise you would need to do to burn off your sugary drink habit – 52km of running each week in some cases!

Sports drinks contain up to 13 tsp of sugar, damage teeth

3 August 2015: The health experts behind the Rethink Sugary Drink campaign are urging Australians to give their teeth a break and cut out sports drinks for good as part of Dental Health Week.

Soft drink consumption higher in Aboriginal communities: ABS report

7 April 2015: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 2-3 years are three times more likely to drink soft drinks than non-Aboriginal children, new figures have revealed.

Calls for public education campaign to challenge soft drink giants' teen marketing binge

25 March 2015: New figures from Roy Morgan Research have highlighted the growing younger market for soft drink with more 14-25 year olds consuming the sugar-laden drinks and in greater volumes over the past year.

Cheap deal on a frozen drink? It could cost your health

5 February 2015: Price promotions on sugary, frozen drinks are putting children's health on the line, seducing them to buy drinks containing up to 25 teaspoons of sugar on hot summer days.

New video challenges Victorian Aboriginal community members to 'rethink' their soft drink consumption

22 January 2015: An innovative video has been launched to address the serious issue of sugary drink consumption within Victorian Aboriginal communities.

Leading health experts applaud US for tax on soft drinks

8 November 2014: The coalition of health organisations behind the Rethink Sugary Drink campaign has congratulated Berkeley for becoming the first US city to approve a tax on sugary drinks, suggesting Australia should also investigate a similar tactic.

Victoria's sweet toothache: 12% of Victorians gulping soft drink every day

13 June 2014: The coalition of health organisations behind the Rethink Sugary Drink campaign is encouraging Victorians to cut down on soft drink, following the release of new figures revealing that 12% of Victorian adults drink soft drink every day, contributing to significant levels of tooth decay and erosion.

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