Mission #2: Get rid of sugary drinks

Did you know? Sugary drinks are one of the leading causes of weight gain in children.

A sugary drink is any beverage that has added sugar such as:

  • Soda like Coke, Sprite, Root Beer, Fanta, etc. 
  • Juice or fruit drinks
  • Chocolate milk 
  • Kool-aid
  • Lemonade
  • Slushies
  • Sweetened iced tea like Arizona
  • Sweetened coffee drinks
  • Sport drinks like Gatorade

What you can do:

Look at the food label: Pick drinks with LESS THAN 3 grams of sugar (white milk is one exception) such as:

  • Water flavored with natural fruit
  • Aquafina FlavorSplash
  • Dasani flavored water
  • Crystal Light or Crystal Light Pure
  • MiO liquid water enhancer drops
  • Propel or Powerade Zero or Gatorade Zero
  • Sparkling ICE waters
  • Sugar-Free Kool-Aid
  • Caffeine-free diet soda
  • Sparkling Ice

Make a family goal to eliminate sugar-sweetened drinks completely in your household. Write it somewhere that everyone can see it. This goal works best when EVERYONE in the house follows it!