Healthy eating and physical activity solutions for kids

Drink Water

What do you reach for when you are thirsty? Water, milk, a fruit drink, or soda? If water is not one of your first choices, think about your drink! Water is the ideal thirst quencher for many reasons...it doesn’t add extra calories or sugar just to name two.

Answer these Drink Think questions with your family:

  • What do we usually drink at mealtimes? With a snack? And when eating out?
  • How often do we drink soda and how much?
  • Could we choose water instead of sugary drinks more often?

Take the Drink Think Challenge - This month it’s about “Keeping Beverage Calories under Control”.

Try this Drink Think Tip: Take a reusable bottle full of cool, refreshing water with you everywhere. You’ll always have the best thirst quencher on hand! It will remind you to think about your drink when you’re tempted to spend money on a less satisfying drink choice.

“In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.”  -- Lao Tzu