Drink Water: it’s clear as

Australian Obesity Levels

2 in 3 Australian adults and 1 in 4 Australian adolescents are classified as overweight or obese.

It’s clear: there’s a problem.

2 in 3 adults and 1 in 4 adolescents in Australia are classed as overweight or obese1.

Sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs) can have up to 16 teaspoons of sugar per bottle which is well above the recommended daily amount2.  Diets high in added sugar can lead to unhealthy weight gain and obesity, increase the risk of diseases like Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer in the future234.

Sugar in drinks

It’s clear: we can do something.

South West Sport and VicHealth are aiming to make changes to that statistic by making water the number 1 beverage of choice!

We want to hear from clubs who are willing to make some subtle changes to their canteen to promote water consumption, rather than sugar sweetened beverages (SSB’s).

Click HERE to find out more.


It’s clear: water is the best choice…

…for everyday

…for kids

…for athletes




1.  Australian Bureau of Statistics (2011-12)  Australian Health Survey, 
2.  World Health Organisation (2015) Guideline: Sugars intake for adults and children, Geneva 
3.  Malik VS, et al (2013) Sugar-sweetened beverages and weight gain in children and adults: a systematic 
review and meta-analysis, AM J Clin Nutr. 2013 Oct;98(4):
1084-102. doi:10.3945/ajcn.113.058362.Epub 2013, Aug 21.
4.  National Health and Medical Research Council (2013) Australian Dietary Guidelines, Canberra: National 
Health and Medical Research Council,