7 'Healthy' Drinks for Kids ... That Aren't

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Be a Role Model

Finding suitable healthy drinks for kids is the easy part—convincing your child to actually drink them may be the real challenge.

"One of the most important things parents can do for their kids is provide positive role modeling," says Dr. Jain. "If parents themselves only drink water, milk, home-brewed tea or coffee and do not stock the fridge with sugary and acidic beverages, children learn to like wholesome beverages as well."