New guidance on plant-based milks for kids 5 and under

Four major health organizations released new beverage guidelines for kids 5 and under, taking aim at sugary and caffeinated drinks and some plant-based milks.
1:30 | 09/18/19

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We have a "Gma" health alert about sugary drinks and your children. There are new guidelines released by major health organizations and some of the recommendations, they may surprise you. Dr. Jen Ashton will tell us all about this. This is being called an unprecedented collaboration, the American heart association, pediatrician, dentists, nutritionist, they're talking about what kids age 0 to 5 should and should not drink. The focus is think before you drink. That beverages may have the same impact on our overall level of nutrition, wellness and disease as food. So ready for it? Some may surprise ople. This is a big one. For babies, no fruit juice. Okay. Nothing in a bottle. Then when you go on to babies 1 to 2 we're talking about whole milk, a little bit of 100% fruit juice and occasional water and 2 to 5, water, occasional 100% juice and then make the switch to skim or low fat milk. Okay and then. This is what not to drink, okay. Surprisingly, everyone knows avoid the sodas, avoid plant-based milk products like coconut milk, super high in sugar. The exception being fortified soy milk is okay. Kids with milk allergy, talk to their pediatrician and avoid the coconut -- the chocolate milk. You have a degree in nutrition. We have to lead by example. Really don't drink your calories, water is best. And kids, talk to your period trigs about this. All right, thank you very

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