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What healthy drinks can I add to my child's school lunch?

Encourage your child to drink and enjoy plenty of water, especially at school. Soda is considered a primary cause in the obesity epidemic that now affects about 17% (or 12.5 million) of American children. So, make sure you have a safe, BPA- (bisphenol A) free water bottle to send to school with your child's lunch. Alternatively, pack a small 100% fruit juice box or pouch. Older kids may prefer lemonade or flavored waters, but try to limit the sugar content.

Tip: Freeze a juice box or pouch (or a yogurt cup) in the freezer to multitask as an ice pack in your child's lunch.

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