A can of soda here, and a box of juice there, amount to a lot of added sugar in your child’s diet. The average child consumes 17 teaspoons of added sugar a day, that’s 65 pounds of sugar a year! Cutting back – or cutting out – the amount of sugary beverages your child drinks can help him maintain a healthy weight. -	When summer temperatures rise, choose water! Nothing quenches your thirst like a glass of cold water. -	To make water more appealing to both children and adults, add fresh fruits like lemons, oranges and even cucumbers for a hint of flavor. -	Most people don't know that even 100 percent fruit juices are chock-full of sugar. Make sure to limit your child's juice intake to only 4-6 ounces a day—that's less than 1 box! Try adding water to juice to cut out even more sugar.  -	Milk is an important part of a child's diet. Serve 1 percent low fat or skim milk with meals to help build strong bones.  -	Don't put soda or juice in your child's bottle or sippy cup—sugary beverages can cause tooth decay!    
 
   
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
   

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