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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities rethink sugary drinks
Sugary drinks have too much sugar in them. We know our mob drink heaps, with more than half of us drinking sugary drinks almost every daya. All that sugar can make you gain weight which may lead to type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
We've created a collection of resources and campaign materials for our Community.
Together we can make a real difference to the health of our people. Everything on this site you can use to help cut out sugary drinks for you, your family and Community.
Go on – take the challenge!
aAustralian Bureau of Statistics 2015, Australian Health Survey: Nutrition First Results, available at: http://www.abs.gov.au/
- Keep chilled water in your fridge in jugs or bottles
- Carry a water bottle with you
- Add fresh lemon slices or other pieces of fruit to your water to give it some taste
- Drink water before you feel thirsty
- If you're drinking a lot of sugary drinks, start by swapping one for water
- Have water on your table at dinner time
Luke beats sugary drink 'addiction' and sheds 30kg
Luke Sultan used to drink Coke a couple of times a week without thinking about how much sugar it contained. Now he doesn't drink Coke or other sugary drinks at all – and he feels great for it.
The 39-year-old who is originally an Eastern Arrernte and Gurindji man from Central Australia says his health and a desire to lose weight motivated him to cut back.
Download the Facts About Sugary Drink.
Download the Darebin City Council Rethink Your Drink poster
You'll be seeing this amazing piece of work on our promotional products, supporting our positive water message with Cultural strength.
Title: 4 Rivers
By: Kim Kennedy
Supported by The Torch Project www.thetorch.org.au
Artist: Dixon Patten Jnr - Yorta Yorta and Gunnai
Cancer Council Victoria commissioned Dixon Patten Jnr, a Yorta Yorta and Gunnai man to develop a piece of Aboriginal art depicting the cancer journey. This artwork is now proudly displayed in the foyer of our building. Read our full artwork description.