Sugary Drinks a Healthy Option? Most Parents Think So

March 11, 2015 7:58 PM

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Sugary Drinks a Healthy Option? Most Parents Think So

Parents have gotten the message that soda is not good for children, and savvy corporations trying to build brand loyalty among its increasingly health-conscious customers are also on board. USA TODAY reported that Burger King, following the lead of McDonald’s and Wendy’s, has replaced soda fountain drinks with fat-free milk, low-fat chocolate milk and apple juice in its Kids Meals.

But parents are missing the boat on other incarnations of sugary drinks, according to a new study released Wednesday by the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut. “Many still believe that other sugary drinks—fruit drinks, sports drinks and flavored water—are healthy ...

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