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Fizz free whānau - challenge on 1–28 February 2019


posted by Research Admin 1 on 5 February 2019



Fizz Free Whanau is a challenge to go without sugary drinks throughout the month of February, providing opportunities to fundraise healthy initiatives in communities. To learn more about it and take up the challenge, go to:

More information from Hāpai Te Hauora:

Not only is FFW (Fizz Free Whanau) a challenge but it is a way to provide Awhi for partakers and for those who struggle with nutrition whilst receiving ongoing support and education

FFW work with Whānau Whānui collective to support policy development in the community to prevent poor nutrition in the first place.

They like to create an environment where they feel they are surrounded with Aroha and support so they can achieve their goals rather than shaming them so they aren’t confident in themselves.

FFW aim to change the stereotypes Maori are seen as being sick, lazy, unhealthy and overweight so that it doesn’t exists in our mokopuna future. Not only are they supportive of our Māori but they are also supportive of our Pasifika, migrants and other communities being healthy.

Support you will receive:

Through your journey you will receive emails and social media channels where you will have access to tips, tricks and info to help you end your sugar habit and obtain the benefits of improved hauora (health)

FFW is run by Hāpai Te Hauora Māori Public Health in collaboration with partners; Toi Tangata and Netball New Zealand