Fizz Free Whānau

Start 2019 off 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?

About

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!

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Something For Everyone!

The challenge is simply to ditch sugary drinks for the month of February. 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 2019 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?

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Fizz Free Champions

Ngā mihi nui to our Champions, who have taken up the wero and are committed to sharing the Fizz Free Whānau kaupapa. Check out their profiles below for their tips, tricks and whakaaro to get through the challenge!

FAQ

Did you know?

In tamariki and rangatahi, each serving of sugary drink (including juices and flavoured milk) increases the risk of obesity by 60%.

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Even sugar-free fizzy drinks contain acid that can harm teeth and cause decay.

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Consumption of sugary drinks is linked to obesity, diabetes, hypertension, tooth decay and many other health problems.

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Why go Fizz Free?

17% of Māori and 30% of Pasifika tamariki are obese, compared with 12% 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 the change the game with obesity and obesity-related health issues, we need to team up and phase out the fizz.

What counts as fizz?

Fizz includes ALL sugary and carbonated drinks, such as juice, sports drinks, soda, flavoured milk, energy drinks, soda water and alcohol! We want you to commit to drinking only Wai Maori (still water) for the whole month and beyond.

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Join Fizz Free Whānau Challenge!

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