Water, Real Juice Or Milk Should Be The Only Options In A Kids’ Meal

The Huffington Post – Nancy Brown

“More than ever, Americans are choosing to eat out or pick up a meal on the way home. Given the ease and the variety of options, it’s totally understandable. And if you’re also feeding youngsters, it makes sense to go somewhere with a children’s menu. Here’s something parents may want to consider when choosing a restaurant: What kind of drink comes with that kids’ meal? Nutrition experts often say their top advice is simple: Don’t drink your calories. They emphasize the added sugar in drinks goes a long way toward our nation’s obesity epidemic. This is especially true in the fight against children’s obesity, as soda, lemonade, sugar-sweetened juice drinks and other beverages with added sugars are taking a toll. (more)

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