Protect Your Kids

Healthy Drink Chart for Kids Ages 0-5

  • 0-12 Months
  • Breast milk (best option)
  • Baby formula with iron
  • 12-23 Months
  • Whole cow’s milk with no added flavors or sweeteners
  • Water
  • 2-5 years of age
  • Non-fat or 1% cow’s milk with no added flavors or sweeteners
  • Water

*Milk should not be flavored with chocolate, strawberry, vanilla or any other flavors.

*Water should not contain any added vitamins, minerals (e.g. electrolytes), stimulants (e.g., caffeine) or sweeteners. It is ok to flavor water with natural fruit slices.

Serve real fruit instead of juice drinks.

Read nutrition labels and stay away from drinks with a lot of hidden sugars.
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Set an example and don't drink sugary drinks yourself.

Serve no more than 4-6oz. of 100% juice a day for kids ages 1-5.
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Serve water and low-fat or non-fat milk.

Add slices of fruit to a glass of water.
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Avoid sugary drinks at the supermarket and don't bring them in the house.

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