Health Tip: What Should Preschoolers Drink?07/30/13
(HealthDay News) -- Your toddler may ask for soda or juice, but
neither is the healthiest choice.
The American Academy of Pediatrics mentions these healthier
drink options for young children:
- Plain water or milk are healthier choices than soda, sports
drinks or fruit juices.
- Your child should have about three servings (1/2 cup per
serving) of low-fat or fat-free milk each day.
- Offer your child milk with meals and water at snack time.
- Offer whole fruit instead of fruit juice.
- If you do offer juice, make sure it is 100 percent fruit juice,
and only offer 4-to-6 ounces.
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