Switch to Water Challenge

Switch to Water is all about switching your sugary drinks to water for 30 days. Yes, it's as simple as that! The aim is to build better habits, with water becoming your drink of choice over time.

It's easy to participate, simply sign up and commit to switching your sugary drinks to water for 30 days. 

To make it fun we have set up four categories – individuals, workplaces and community groups, schools, and whānau.

Adults can choose to take the challenge on their own, as part of a workplace team, and/or as a whānau with those they live with. Students can participate by registering as a school team, or classroom, as well as a family. Anyone can participate as part of a community group. Encourage your local sports team, church, marae, university student group, or other community group to sign up together.

 

Participation period

You can start the 30 day challenge anytime between 1 and 15 November. The 30 day challenge period commences on 1 November and ends after 30 days. 

If you start the challenge on 1 November, then your challenge will end on 30 November. If you start the challenge on last day of promotional period, 15 November, then your challenge will end on 15 December.

 

Prizes

Schools

Get your students and staff to swap sugary drinks for water in November. All participating schools will go in the draw to win: 

  • $1000 towards a water fountain or sports equipment
  • $500 towards a water fountain or sports equipment

Schools that register and promote switching to water in their community can compete for a further prize of $1500 towards improving water accessibility and/or sports equipment. 

To enter, schools need to show us how their students have inspired their community by submitting a short 1-minute video detailing their efforts. Be sure to tag NZDA Healthy Smiles if you post your video on Facebook or Instagram.

Entries are due by 11.59pm Monday 27 November. Entries received after this time will not be considered.

Terms & Conditions apply

 

Whānau

Register your whole family to take on the challenge in your household. All participating families will go in the draw to win:

  • $1000 supermarket voucher to help you buy tooth friendly foods 

  

Workplaces and Community Groups

Register with your workplace, sports team, church, marae, or other community group to go in the draw to win $1500 towards a team activity building, or needed equipment.

Community groups that register and promote switching to water in their community can compete for a further prize of $1500 to go towards improving water accessibility and/or sports equipment.

To enter, community groups need to show us how their members have inspired their community by submitting a short 1-minute video detailing their efforts. Be sure to tag NZDA Healthy Smiles if you post your video on Facebook or Instagram.

Entries are due by 11.59pm Monday 27 November. Entries received after this time will not be considered.

Terms & Conditions apply

 

Individuals

Individuals have the chance to win:

  • $500 supermarket voucher to help you get tooth friendly foods