7 'Healthy' Drinks for Kids ... That Aren't
These refreshments have gained in popularity in recent years, and the study found that parents are allowing their teens to drink them in increasingly greater numbers. While these sugary, caffeinated beverages might give your teen a short-term burst of energy, they're the worst offenders for teeth, bathing your kid's mouth in enamel-destroying acid. Instead, focus on getting your child sleep, healthy food and moderate exercise—these will keep her naturally energized and refreshed. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatricians recommends that children never consume energy drinks, so when you're desperate opt for a natural sugar high from 100 percent juice diluted with water, in moderation.