In January 2017, Hāpai Te Hauora launched the “Fizz Free Whānau Challenge” to engage whānau in the healthy lifestyles kaupapa by taking an online pledge to go without fizzy drinks, sugar sweetened beverages, or to go totally sugar free throughout the month of January and beyond.
New Zealand's first "no sugary drinks" logo has been produced in a bid to highlight the health damage from too much sugar in diets. The logo has been devised by Auckland University marketing lecturer Dr Bodo Lang for health advocacy group FIZZ, of which he is a member.
Communities are calling for change to costs and accessibility of sugary drinks to support their own efforts to address the harmful effects of sugar addiction leading up to World Obesity Day
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today welcomed Auckland Council’s commitment to the local Healthy Families NZ initiative by removing sugar sweetened beverages from vending machines at their leisure sites.