So what should children drink instead? Echoing the advice of public health advocates, Harris recommends sticking to water, light milk and, in limited quantities, 100% fruit juice.
His golden rule to make his way to the grocery store? “The more health messages on the front of the package, the less healthy the product is,” she told The Washington Post. “You should ignore the messages on the front of the package, and if the first ingredient is sugar, put it back in its place.”