WATER AND MILK FOR KIDS
New pediatric nutritional guidelines are doubling down on the trend against offering young kids sweetened drinks. To avert chronic illnesses stemming from obesity, children should not get anything sweet to drink until age five, according to the new advice from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Heart Association, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry — just breast milk or formula followed by water and dairy milk. After that, only small amounts of juice are recommended. Parents seeking plant-based dairy alternatives should choose soy milk because the others are poor in protein.