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NZ: Coca-Cola brochure on beverage choices

Life’s full of choices

Coca-Cola has just released a glossy brochure for schools and doctors’ surgeries: ‘Life’s full of choices: what’s yours? Guide to making healthy beverage choices’ listing the composition of its drinks and other beverages.’  Health advocates are incensed.


Campbell Live interview with Robyn Toomath

Dr Robyn Toomath featured on TV3’s Campbell Live discussing the brochure and pointing out that it doesn’t mention the effects of sugary drinks on teeth and that the calories the drinks contain have no nutritional benefit.


Sugary drinks are best avoided by most people, most of the time

The Obesity Action Coalition considers Coke’s analyses are misleading and that the consumption advice in the leaflet is inappropriate in the light of recent WHO and ANA research.

Source: Obesity Action press release, 1 Aug 2005


Water- a real solution for healthier kids, say Greens

The Green Party issued a press release saying “The healthiest drink option for children is water and best of all kids don?t need a booklet to tell them how much of it they can have.”

Source: Green Party Press release, 27 July 2005

Published on August 2, 2005 in New Zealand news