Advertisement

What should my child drink?

What your children drink does more than just quench their thirst. Beverages replace the liquid their bodies lose through activity and normal body function and, when chosen wisely, can also provide a nutritional boost.

So, make sure your child’s beverages count.

Plain old water works best for keeping your child hydrated and his body functioning at its best, but other drinks, such as milk and 100% juice, can be a great way to fill in nutritional holes in your child’s diet. By steering your child toward these beverages and away from sugar- or caffeine-filled beverages, he or she is more likely to maintain a healthy weight and healthy smile for years to come.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.
Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

More About this Book

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

When kids start going on TV binges or devouring fistfuls of cookies, it's easy to say, "They'll grow out of it." More likely, they're acquiring bad habits that could lead to childhood obesity and...

Continue Learning about Non-Alcoholic Beverages & Health

Increase Brain Blood Flow with This Chocolaty Treat
Increase Brain Blood Flow with This Chocolaty Treat
Indulge in this chocolaty cold-weather treat to give your brain a boost on family Scrabble night: hot cocoa. Yep, research shows that enjoying a coup...
Read More
How can liquid calories lead to weight gain?
Dr. Ramani Durvasula, PhDDr. Ramani Durvasula, PhD
Some people assume that when you drink calories, they don’t count as much. A calorie is a calorie wh...
More Answers
How can sugar-free drinks cause weight gain?
Margaret FloydMargaret Floyd
A study done at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio showed that drinkin...
More Answers
How Can I Reduce the Calories I Get From Beverages?
How Can I Reduce the Calories I Get From Beverages?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.