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

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

Because the consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (e.g soft drink, sportsdrinks) is associated with increased energy intake and in turn, weight gain andobesity. It is well established that obesity is a leading risk factor for type2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.  

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

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

Eight of the partner organisations have signed a consensus statement with a series of recommendations aroundtackling 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, Australian Medical 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