Healthy Children - February 2015

Healthy Beverages

Benefits of Fat-Free or Low-Fat Milk:

1.    Builds and maintains strong, dense bones.
2.    Keeps teeth strong.

Benefits of Drinking Water:

1.    No fat or calories.
2.    Tap water is free
3.    Essential to every cell in the body (skin, brain, muscles, and organs).

Add some fruit to your water by picking up some lemons or oranges from your local market.

Family Goal

Goal: Replace regular soda and juice with fat-free or low-fat milk, or with water!

Fact of the Week – Regular soda has no nutritional value and is high in calories.

Surprising fact: Your body is made up of 70% water!
Strategy: When your child is 2 years old, it is a good time to switch from drinking whole to fat-free or low-fat milk.
Health Tip: Sugar in regular soda can lead to tooth decay.