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Kiwi athlete Eliza McCartney urges kids to ditch sugary drinks

Olympic medallist pole vaulter Eliza McCartney has urged youngsters in Taranaki to ditch sugary drinks and stick to water.

“It’s not necessarily known by a lot of people that things like sports drinks, and things like juices, are also high in sugar, acidic and bad for your teeth,” the 21-year-old said during a visit to Fitzroy School in New Plymouth on Tuesday.

McCartney was visiting the school to promote the Switch to Water Challenge, for which she is an ambassador.

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