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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Cape York - Rethink sugary drinks

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in Cape York – Rethink Sugary Drinks

Community A lot of our Murri mob drink sugary drinksa, but sugary drinks are no good for our health. Sugary drinks can make us overweight, give us diabetes, rot our teeth and make us sickb,c. That’s why we say, Sugary Drinks Proper No Good!

Water is the best drink for everyone, but a lot of our mob don’t drink enough water. All we used to drink was water – and that's been from the beginning of time. Let’s all give diabetes, sickness and chronic disease the boot. That’s why we say, Drink More Water Youfla!

Take a look at our Sugary Drinks Proper No Good – Drink More Water Youfla videos and resources for Cape York Communities. Everything on this site is to help our Murri mob cut back on sugary drinks and keep our kids, families and communities healthy and strong.

Which Way? Youfla Made a Change Yet?

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a. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 4364.0.55.007 - Australian Health Survey: Nutrition First Results - Foods and Nutrients, 2011-12 Consumption of Sweetened Beverages. 2015; Available here
b. Hector, D., et al., Soft drinks, weight status and health: a review. 2009, NSW centre for Public Health Nutrition
c. Australian National Preventive Health Agency, Obesity: Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Obesity and Health. 2014.

Videos

Check out these videos of NRL legend Scotty Prince yarning about why drinking water wins every time. #SugaryDrinksProperNoGood #DrinkMoreWaterYoufla

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Tips

  • Jug of water
    Keep chilled water in your fridge in jugs or bottles

  • Bottle

    Carry a water bottle with you

  • Watermelon Add fresh lemon slices or other pieces of fruit to your water to give it some taste

  • Water droplet
    Drink water before you feel thirsty

  • Fizzy drinks If you’re drinking a lot of sugary drinks, start by swapping one for water

  • Glass of juice
    Have water on your table at dinner time

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Resources

It's time to say Sugary Drinks Proper No Good! Check out our great range of resources here. #SugaryDrinksProperNoGood - #DrinkMoreWaterYoufla

News

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    Is there a link between the environment, health and chronic disease?

    How can we work with and support Aboriginal Shire Councils to improve the health of their community?

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  • NAIDOC Napranum

    Apunipima helped celebrate NAIDOC in Napranum last week, promoting our Sugary Drinks Proper No Good - Drink More Water Youfla and Don't Make Smokes Your Story campaigns.

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  • Apunipima Australian Indigenous Basketball All Stars Finish Eleventh at World Challenge

    The Apunipima Australian Indigenous Basketball All Stars have concluded the 2017 World Indigenous Basketball Challenge (WIBC) in 11th place, after posting one win and two losses in the sixteen-team international tournament held in Vancouver, Canada.

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  • #DrinkMoreWaterYoufla - Hopevale

    Apunipima Child Health Nurse Robyn Lythall, Chronic Disease Health Worker Georgia Gibson and Dietitian Jarrah Marsh gave kids from Nola’s Daycare and George Bowen Memorial Kindergarten Apunipima ‘Drink More Water Youfla’ water bottles last week which will really save the staff lugging big containers of water!

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  • #DrinkMoreWaterYoufla - It’s Dental Health Week!

    Apunipima is participating in a range of activities over the next fortnight to celebrate Dental Health Week (7-13 August) and community NAIDOC events.

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  • Nutrition Students: Sunsets and Say No to Sugary Drinks

    Myself (Brendan) and Mandy are students from Queensland University of Technology, studying final year Nutrition and Dietetics. Our project is a component of the Sugary Drinks Proper No Good! social marketing campaign, aimed at supporting healthy drink choices amongst children and adolescents in Cape York.

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