Sugar can be hiding in your child’s drink under names like glucose, dextrose, sucrose, corn syrup, etc. Pack a reusable water bottle with your child when they go to school so they can quench their thirst with the healthiest option.
As the weather gets warmer, don’t forget to choose water first! Try packing a reusable water bottle with your child’s lunch. Remember that children are always watching and if you choose water, they will too.
fruit juice can contain as much sugar as pop! Try sweetening your water with different types of fresh fruit! Check out page 7 for information on sugar sweetened beverages and why you should always choose first.
Water is the best way to quench your thirst. Sugary drinks often replace healthier choices such as vegetables, fruit and milk that children need to grow and be healthy. When you pack a refillable water bottle, you can fill it up whenever you are thirsty!
In the heat of summer don’t forget the best thirst quencher, water! The best choices are drinks without added sugar. If you want a taste of flavour, try adding cut up lemons, limes, watermelon or other fruit to your water.
Do you wonder what the best drink choices are for your family? The best choices are drinks without added sugars. Choose drinks like water, 1% or 2% (white) milk or a fortified soy beverage (unsweetened) more often. Choose drinks like 1% chocolate milk, 100% juice or flavoured soy beverage less often and limit drinks such as fruit punch, pop and sports drinks.
Sugary drinks contain added sugar that can lead to tooth decay, weight gain and obesity. Sugary drinks often replace healthier choices such as vegetables, fruit and milk that children need to grow and be healthy. Take a look at our website for more information on why you should choose water first!
Heading out to a patio for something to drink during this great weather? Water is the perfect drink to quench your thirst. It’s important to drink more water during hot weather or when you are active. Take a look at these great tips when you eat out!
Adding fruit, vegetables and herbs to your water for flavour is a great way to satisfy your thirst. Try adding limes, lemons, cucumber, rosemary, mint…or your own combination of flavours. How about trying in season #fruitsandveggies you think might taste good in water!