More Schools Offering Only Healthy Beverages to Kids
In a welcome shift, more schools are eliminating soda, sports and energy drinks in their cafeterias and replacing them with healthier beverage choices, according to a study by the University of Illinois at Chicago. These findings were published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.
For competitive beverages (those sold by schools outside of meal programs through vending machines, cafeteria a la carte lines, school stores and snack bars) sugary soda, sports and energy drinks are being replaced by bottled water, 100% juice and lower-fat milk. The study also found that unhealthy beverages still remain available to one-third of public elementary school students despite the latest research showing over consumption increases obesity along with other health risks
The study’s lead author, Lindsey Turner, noted that elementary schools across the country are improving the beverage landscape, showing that change is possible. She also stated that while the progress is encouraging, too many of our nation’s youngest students can still buy unhealthy drinks at schools.
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We know parents want to provide healthy beverages for their kids and to teach them to make the healthiest choices for what they eat and drink. Syfo Beverages taste great and contain only all-natural ingredients keeping kids hydrated while replacing sugary and artificial sweetened drinks.
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