Strict new guidelines regarding what children should drink under the age of five were developed and influenced by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Heart Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. They are the most strict thus far in the midst of excessive childhood obesity. Basically, children aged 5 and under should not be given any drink with sugar or other sweeteners, including low-calorie or artificially sweetened beverages, chocolate milk or other flavored milk, caffeinated drinks and toddler formulas. The ADA also promotes these guidelines to promote the healthiest overall health and oral health.

What Should Young Children Drink? Mostly Milk and Water, Scientists Say Infants and toddlers should not be given soda, chocolate milk or other sweetened drinks, according to strict new guidelines. Image The new recommendations are among the most comprehensive, and...

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is bringing the importance of the age 1 dental visit to the forefront with an update to its 2014 “State of Little Teeth Report.”

Why Little Teeth Matter The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is bringing the importance of the age 1 dental visit to the forefront with an update to its 2014 “State of Little Teeth Report.” By Ambrosia Brody, Managing Editor On Mar 29, 2019  0 The...