New Beverage Recommendations for Children

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Heart Association recommend breast milk, infant formula, water, and plain milk as part of a new set of comprehensive beverage recommendations for children, outlined by age (birth through age 5). They caution against beverages with added sugars such as flavored milks, caffeinated beverages, and low-calorie sweetened beverages.

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