The best drinks you can give your
children are water and milk
What can I do to help my child drink
- Find out how much sugar is in your family’s drinks
Knowing what’s in your family’s drinks makes it easier to cut down or swap to healthier alternatives. Download the Change4Life sugar app to find out more.
- Choose healthier drinks yourself
If you don’t want your child to have certain drinks, it’s easiest not to have them in the house. That’s better for you, and easier on your purse too. Try to avoid being tempted by offers in the supermarket. Make a list before you shop and stick to it.
- Explain things to your child
Talk with your child about why you’re making changes. Explain that some of the drinks they might want are not good for their bodies. Think ahead to what you might say if your child asks for an unhealthy drink in a café or a restaurant. That will make it easier to not give in if it happens.
- Spend the money you save on something nicer
Water and milk are cheap. Sticking to them will save you lots of money. Reward yourself for making healthier choices. Maybe you could arrange a day out for the whole family.