RESOURCES FOR PROVIDING HEALTHY BEVERAGES
Teach kids, staff and parents about healthy drinks for children.
Choose Water: Tip sheet with success stories from other programs on making drinking water visible and available inside and out for kids to self-serve.
Increasing Access to Drinking Water in ECE Settings: This guide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives you information on how to make water available at all times.
Potter the Otter (online in English and Spanish): Read this story to young children to teach them how to make healthy drink choices.
Rethink Your Drink: This webinar from Arkansas Children’s Hospital describes the benefits of water to children and caregivers.
The Use and Misuse of Fruit Juice in Pediatrics: Although juice has some benefits, it also has potential detrimental effects. Pediatricians and early care and education providers need to be knowledgeable about juice to inform parents on its appropriate uses.
Water and Juice Tip Sheet: This tip sheet about healthy drinks for children can be shared with parents. Includes guidelines for serving water and juice.
What Should Preschoolers Drink?: This article talks more about the best drinks for kids — milk and water. Also discusses the detriments of soda and caffeine.