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10 Worst Foods for Your Kid's Lunch Box

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Sweet, Sport and Energy Drinks

Kool-Aid, Capri Sun, Hi-C, sports drinks, sodas and energy drinks are full of artificial colors and flavors and have no redeeming nutritional value. A child should not exceed 12 teaspoons of added sugar per day. In a single serving, these drinks well exceed the recommended daily allowance of added sugar. Some nutritious choices include Odwalla smoothies, Mott's 100% Apple Juice, water and 1% non-flavored milk.