Find the answers here… then let’s have some fun!
You’ll find some cool things here including our new game, a calculator to show you how you can save money for stuff you need, fun facts, our Thirsty video and Fundraising Pack. These resources were created for NSW Year 7 and 8 school students.
So, take a look around - and tell all your friends too.
How much are your sugary drinks costing you?
Just think about how much money you’ll save if you switch to water.
Choose water and you can start planning for a healthier and wealthier future!
Move the sliders below to calculate how much drinks have cost you.
Added sugar is easy to spot on food labels
There are more than 40 names for added sugar that may be on food labels and they can be tricky to spot. Reading the ingredients list can help you to identify them. Learn more here.
Sugary drinks are an essential part of a healthy eating pattern
Sugary drinks such as soft drinks are often high in added sugars and provide little nutritional goodness. They can contribute many kilojoules and may take the place of nutritious drinks, like reduced fat milk. Learn more here.
Drinking fruit juice is the same nutritionally as eating a piece of fruit
Whole fruit contains lots of vitamins, minerals and fibre, which makes it more filling than fruit juice. Fruit juices often have less fibre than whole fruit and can have sugar added. Learn more here.
Bottled water is the same as tap water
Bottled water often doesn’t contain fluoride, which is added to most Australian tap water and can help strengthen teeth. Plus, drinking tap water is inexpensive, safe in most areas of Australia and can help save plastic bottles from landfill! Learn more here.
Sports drinks are always necessary for sport
Whilst sports drinks can be useful during sport and exercise under certain circumstances to deliver fluid, carbohydrate (sugar) and salt to the body, they are not always needed. They are high in sugar and often don’t provide essential nutrients so are not encouraged for general drinking. Learn more here.
Everyone needs to drink the same amount of fluid each day
Individual fluid requirements vary and are affected by many factors including age, gender, levels of physical activity and climate. For a guide on how much fluid to drink, go to Eat For Health.
Introducing Aqua Sprint!
Download this free-to-play game, design your own character, and navigate your way around this epic minefield of friendly water drops and sneaky sugary drinks! Invite your friends to play and compete for a high score, earning bonus points along the way for your knowledge.
Download the game and start your aqua journey here.
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If you’d like a chilled water station in your school, download our Fundraising Pack to help you get fundraising for one.
It has everything you need to plan a fundraising campaign to purchase and install a chilled water station at your school. And if you’d prefer to fundraise for a bottle re-filler or water cooler instead, no worries, the Pack will give some ideas to help you on your way.
All Thirsty? Choose Water! content and materials are designed to provide general information only and are not intended as medical advice. For individually-tailored advice, consult your doctor or health professional.