NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT'S HEALTHY EATING & ACTIVE LIVING INITIATIVE
Youth & Families
DID YOU KNOW?
Soda has no nutritional value and is high in sugar. In fact, just 9 ounces of soda has up to 150 empty calories. Many sodas also contain caffeine, which kids do not need.
Absolutely No Soda &
Put Limits on Juice!
Juice products labeled "-ade," "drink," or "punch" often contain 5% juice or less.
Sometimes the only difference between these "juices" and soda is that they have added Vitamin C.
Always try to choose whole fruits over juice.
Suggest a glass a water instead of juice.
If you choose juice:
Buy 100% juice
Each day juice should be limited to:
4-6 ounces for children 1-6 years old
8-12 ounces for children 7-18 years old
No juice for children 6 months and under.
Keep It Handy, Keep It Cold:
Keep bottled water or a water bottle on hand as much as possible. Fill a pitcher of water and keep it in the fridge.
Liven It Up, Make It Fruity:
Add fresh lemon, lime, or orange wedges to water for some natural flavor. Try mixing seltzer with a splash of juice.
Be a Role Model:
Drink water when you're thirsty. Replace soda with water instead of other sugar-sweetened beverages such as juice or a sports drink.
Water is Fuel for Your Body:
Between 70-80% of our body is made up of water. When you exercise, you sweat, and when you sweat, you LOSE water - so it is important to replace the water you lose when you sweat. Water is the #1 thirst quencher!
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