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A BETTER BEVERAGE  Monday, February 15, 2010

Childhood nutrition is a hot topic these days, with more and more parents looking for ways to teach their kids healthier eating habits. Well, what they drink is just as important. Sugary drinks and sodas are a source of empty calories, and in some cases contribute to dehydration. Don’t be fooled by 100% fruit juices either. It’s better for kids to get their daily servings from a fresh bite of fruit.

Get kids started early with good drinking habits and keep water readily available to encourage making a better beverage choice. Convenient countertop dispensers like the CleanWater System make it easy enough for older ones to quench their thirst at the press of a button. Save money on juice boxes and pack a reusable bottle with water in their lunchboxes, and don’t forget to keep an extra bottle handy for after school activities to keep them well-hydrated all day long. And remember, the best way to teach is to lead by example, so raise a glass together and say cheers to a happy and healthy family.

[University of Maryland]