Healthy Drinks in Kids’ Meals

Did you know:

  • More than a third of children in California are overweight or obese, putting them at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Each additional serving of soda or sugary drinks increases a child’s chance of becoming obese by 60%.
  • Eating away from home is becoming increasingly common for busy families in California, and the more children eat out, the more soda and sugary drinks they consume.
  • Nearly half of children in California drink at least one soda or sugary drink every day.

Offering healthy beverages, like water or milk, as the first option in kids’ meals is an effective way for our community to promote the overall health and well-being of our children and families.