Why Water for Healthy Kids? Drinks for Kids 4 years ago

Why Water for Healthy Kids? Drinks for Kids

Why Water for Healthy Kids?

Drinks for Kids

It’s no secret that children love sweetened and ‘fizzy’ drinks. Most large supermarkets have entire aisles dedicated to soft drinks and cordials in every size, colour and flavour.

According to the Schools Physical Activity and Nutrition Survey 2010, 10-20% of school children drink soft drinks, cordials and sports drinks everyday. Approximately 14% drink more than one cup of soft drink each day and more than 5% drink more than two cups per day.
Regardless of their appeal to children (and some adults), sweetened drinks can have adverse affects on health if consumed in excess amounts. Children who regularly drink soft drink and other sweetened drinks are more likely to be overweight and suffer from tooth decay. The best way to ensure these drinks are not over consumed is to limit their availability and offer more healthy alternatives.

 

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