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Kids and Sugary Drinks: How Clever Packaging Can Deceive Parents Kids should drink mainly water and milk for the first few years, according to experts. Getty Images


Kids and Sugary Drinks: How Clever Packaging Can Deceive Parents Kids should drink mainly water and milk for the first few years, according to experts. Getty Images

October 29, 2019 at 9:09 AM

Kids should drink mainly water and milk for the first few years, according to experts. Getty Images

  • Fruit drinks and flavored waters with added sugars made up 62 percent of the year’s $2.2 billion children’s drink sales.
  • Many sweetened drinks have packaging that highlight fresh fruit, when they only contain 5 percent actual fruit juice.
  • Experts say children should mainly be given milk and water to avoid too much sugar.

Though the science has shown sugary drinks are not healthy for children, fruit drinks and similar beverages accounted for more than half of all children’s drink sales in 2018, according to a new report.

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