Let's Move! Child Care Goal #4: Offer Healthy Beverages
When You Can:
Offer water all day and during meals
Don't serve sugary drinks
Allow one serving (4-6 ounces) of 100% fruit juice per day
Give low-fat or non-fat milk to kids 2 and up
Beverages can become a major source of calories in a child's diet and have an effect on how much calcium they get to build strong bones. Milk and water should be the "go-to" beverage served to toddlers and preschoolers.
Tips for Making Water Easily Available:
Have child size pitchers available in each classroom.
Use a shower caddy to carry water and cups outside so it is easily accessible to where children are playing.