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The best thing I did as a parent was not bring juice into the house. My kids drink water at home.
Neither of them particularly care for milk. One uses it in cereal to get it wet but throws out more than he actually takes in. And the other drinks milk at school and sometimes a small juice only because he is thirsty and that is what comes with the meal....if he had the option of a water he would probably take that over the juice or milk.
The one time we go out to eat a month they chose from water, Sprite, juice or lemonade as a treat.
I found this article about the sugar in different beverages interesting. I know that I allow my kids 1 fruit drink a day and I always buy 100% juice. I also allow them 2 to 3 glasses of milk a day (normally with meals). The rest of the day, I make my kids drink water. Of course, there are always those off days when the kids get way to much sugar - nobody is perfect :-)
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