Fizz Free Whānau

Start 2018 right by ditching the fizz! Giving up fizzy drinks for the month will not only improve your health, but will also help support healthy projects for kōhanga, schools, and the rest of your community! We know that we can make Aotearoa healthy again, the question is, are you game?

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Kia ora and welcome to Fizz Free Whānau! FFW is all about supporting whānau to live healthy, happy lifestyles. Take the one-month challenge to ditch the fizz this January, and join hundreds of other kiwis doing their bit for their own hauora, as well as supporting a good cause!

Sign Up Here!

The challenge is simply to ditch sugary drinks for the month of January. We know that sugary drinks are no good for our health, and we’re committed to finding healthier solutions! When you join the challenge, you’ll be provided support to try healthier alternatives, as well as receiving tips, tricks, and other information so that you can start 2018 feeling your best.

If you choose to fundraise, you’ll also be contributing towards healthy initiatives in your local kohanga, schools, kura, and other community organisations. What better way to connect with your community?

Kia ora and welcome to Fizz Free Whānau! FFW is all about supporting whānau to live healthy, happy lifestyles. Take the one-month challenge to ditch the fizz this January, and join hundreds of other kiwis doing their bit for their own hauora, as well as supporting a good cause!

Sign Up Here!

The challenge is simply to ditch sugary drinks for the month of January. We know that sugary drinks are no good for our health, and we’re committed to finding healthier solutions! When you join the challenge, you’ll be provided support to try healthier alternatives, as well as receiving tips, tricks, and other information so that you can start 2018 feeling your best.

If you choose to fundraise, you’ll also be contributing towards healthy initiatives in your local kohanga, schools, kura, and other community organisations. What better way to connect with your community?

Did you know?

In tamariki and rangatahi, each serving of sugary drink (including juices and flavoured milk) increases the risk of obesity by 60%.
Even sugar-free fizzy drinks contain acid that can harm teeth and cause decay.
We consume, on average, 43 litres of fizzy drinks per year.
Consumption of sugary drinks is linked to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, tooth decay and many other health problems.

Why go Fizz Free?

15% of Māori and 30% of Pasifika tamariki are obese, compared with 11% of the general population. In tamariki and rangatahi, each serving of sugary drink (including juices and flavoured milk) increases the risk of obesity by 60%. If we are going to turn the tide on obesity and obesity-related health issues, we need to deal with the fizz.

What counts as fizz?

We’ve included all carbonated drinks, like colas and lemonades, including “zero” and “sugar-free” versions. However, this is a challenge you can make your own! If you’re up to it we also encourage ditching other sugary drinks such as juices, energy drinks, sports drinks and flavoured milk.