by Marion Nestle
Sep 27 2019

Weekend reading: Healthy drinks for kids has issued recommendations on what kids should drink in collaboration with impressive co-signers:

  • The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Heart Association

The recommendations for parents vary by age.  For example, for infants up to age 6 months:

Only breast milk or infant formula (or water)

  • No juice
  • No milk
  • No flavored milks
  • No transition formulas
  • No plant-based milks
  • No caffeinated beverages
  • No diet drinks
  • No sugar-sweetened beverages

This is an important report.  About half of toddlers are given sugary beverages.  Let’s hope this is an incentive to stop this practice.

Here are the documents: