Winter 2014 Health Link Online

HealthLink Online

Uniting Children, Parents, Caregivers, and Health Professionals

Drink Water

Drink Water

Children over 12 months of age and all adults should drink water. Clean, safe water helps all parts of the body work well. Choose water instead of sugar sweetened or carbonated beverages. Water has no sugar, fat, or calories. Drinking water for thirst  helps prevent obesity. 

Dairy drinks, including milk, are a recommended part of a healthful diet. Treat them as a food to have in recommended amounts. For thirst, choose and offer water first.