Take the H30 pledge before May 1!

A new health campaign is encouraging Hume residents to dump sugary drinks in favour of water for 30 days to help improve health and to go in the running for a $1000 prize.


Hume Mayor, Councillor Drew Jessop, said the VicHealth and Hume H30 Challenge called on residents, particularly men between 18-34 years old, local businesses and workplaces to make a simple 30-day pledge to replace every sugary drink they would normally drink with water.

“The aim of the Hume H30 Challenge is to simply help participants healthier habits, with water becoming the main choice of drink in the long run,” Cr Jessop said.

“The challenge is particularly aimed at men between 18 to 34 years old, as the State Government’s Victorian Population Health Survey found that they consume the most sugary drinks.

“By giving up sugary drinks, such as soft drinks, energy drinks and fruit drinks, you’ll be helping your waistline, wallet and your smile.

“Not only will signing up to the Hume H30 Challenge help your health, you will also be automatically entered into the draw to win one of three $1000 Adrenaline gift vouchers.”

Adrenaline offers thousands of experiences, including hot air ballooning, water sports, sky diving and sailing.

Cr Jessop said participants were welcome to join VicHealth and Hume’s H30 Challenge at any time convenient for them, for a 30 day period.

“The Hume H30 Challenge costs nothing to take part in, signing up is easy and you can start whenever it suits you,” Cr Jessop said.

“The Hume H30 Challenge website also features plenty of helpful advice, including a savings calculator that shows how much money you’ll save and sugar you will avoid just by making the switch.”

How to participate in the H30 Challenge

  1. Sign up at http://h30challenge.com.au/lga/hume before 1 May 2017
  2. Choose a start date that is convenient for you
  3. Switch sugary drinks for water for 30 days and reap the rewards
  4. You’ll receive regular emails to keep you motivated along the way!

Eligible participants will also go into the draw to win one of three $1000 Adrenaline gift vouchers.

Sugary drinks include sugar-sweetened soft drinks, energy drinks, fruit drinks, sports drinks, ready-to-drink iced tea, flavoured water and cordial.

Posted on 10:00 AM, 26 April 2017

Updated : 12:06 PM, 26 April 2017

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