Workplaces can have a positive influence on their employees' health by limiting the availability of sugary drinks and promoting the consumption of healthier drink options.
Sugary drink consumption is a contributor to obesity and increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. In the long term, this can result in increased absenteeism and can impact productivity.
Swapping sugary drinks for low or no-sugar options is an easy way for employees to help improve their health.
Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service supports workplaces to become sugary drink free.
What can workplaces do?
become a sugary drink free workplace
develop a water, tea, coffee and milk only policy
actively promote water as the drink of choice
provide water coolers
reduce or remove vending machines with sugary drinks
reduce or remove sugary drinks from cafeterias, meetings, catering, and fundraisers
remove marketing and advertising of sugary drinks at the workplace
become a WorkWell business.
What other workplaces are doing