Sugary Beverages and Preschoolers

Preschoolers who drink one or more sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) were found to be at higher risk for obesity. At ages 2, 4, and 5 years old, the youngsters who drank one or more SSB every day tended to have obese or overweight mothers compared to those who drank less than one serving per day. The 4 and 5 year olds who drank SSBs watched more television, used less milk and were more likely to be overweight.

PositiveTip: SSBs are not necessary for good nutrition or health. Teach your children to enjoy plain, no-calorie water!