Limiting Soda & Sweet Drinks


Tips & Facts

  • What your children drink is as important as what they eat. Some drinks can have just as much (or more) calories than food.

  • Want to know how many teaspoons of sugar are in one serving of juice or soda? To get an idea, check the nutrition label, find the number of grams of sugar, and divide by 4. For example, a 12-ounce can of soda, with about 40 grams of sugar, has about 10 teaspoons of sugar.

  • Encourage your children to drink water, low-fat or fat-free milk, and 100% vegetable or fruit juice, instead of drinks that have a lot of added sugar.

  • Your children learn by watching you. If you drink healthy beverages, they will too.