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Did you know that one can of soda contains about 10 teaspoons of sugar? All that sugar increases your child's risk of cavities and obesity. Make a healthy choice by offering water and milk to your child instead of sugary beverages like soda, fruit juices, and sports drinks.

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Water and milk are the best drinks for thirsty kids.
Make them a favorite with these fun, creative twists:

  • Add lemon wedges, cucumbers, or orange slices to a pitcher of cool water for some flavor and a splash of color.
  • Place small fruits like raspberries or blueberries, in an ice cube tray. Fill up the tray with water and you'll have some colorful-looking ice cubes!
  • Serve water and milk in a brightly colored cup or one that has a straw attached for some sipping fun.
  • Shake things up with a milkshake using low-fat milk, ice, and your favorite berries.
  • Agua Fresca, a popular Mexican fruit drink, by blending water and fresh fruit with a little lemon or lime juice.
  • Read Potter the Otter and show your kids how healthy drinking can be fun!

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