Healthy Drinks for Healthy Kids!

Kids should drink water when they’re thirsty, and water or non-flavored milk with meals.

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Think of sugary drinks as treats, not as drinks for every day.

How much sugar is in your drink?

4 teaspoons
of sugar

100% Orange Juice
Size: 8 ounces
22 grams of sugar

5 teaspoons
of sugar

Monster Drink
Size: 16 ounces
27 grams of sugar

6 teaspoons
of sugar

Vitamin Water
Size: 20 ounces
32 grams of sugar

7 teaspoons
of sugar

Gatorade
Size: 20 ounces
34 grams of sugar

7 teaspoons
of sugar

Iced Tea
Size: 16 ounces
36 grams of sugar

8 teaspoons
of sugar

Soda
Size: 12 ounces
39 grams of sugar

14 teaspoons
of sugar

Coolatta
Size: 16 ounces
69 grams of sugar

Soda, juice (even 100% juice!), fruit drinks, sports drinks and energy drinks have more sugar than your body needs and can contribute to cavities and weight gain.

Get a fun water bottle!

Get a fun water bottle for your child to take to school, camp, everywhere!​ Let your child pick one out that s/he likes and will want to use.

Be a role model!

Be a healthy drinks role model for your child.

Make water fun!

Use straws and add ice, lemon, or other fruit slices.

Watch videos on healthy drinks choices

Why should I limit sugary drinks?

What are healthy drink choices?

For more about healthy drink choices, here are a couple of online resources to check out: