Some drinks can be very high in calories. Those calories usually come from the added sugar.
You might be surprised at how much sugar is one drink that your child may be drinking as part of their normal routine.
Here is a list of some of the most popular drinks for children and the amount of sugar found in each drink. The calories are also included.
This table is Just to give you an idea of the unnecessary extra calories your child may be drinking. You can also see that even though fruit juice is full of vitamins, it is easy to get a lot of sugar.
That is why the USDA my plate recommends that parents limit fruit juice to six ounces once a day.
Please note that amounts of sugar may vary slightly depending on the flavor of drink chosen. Some of these beverages may actually have more calories!
Note: 1 teaspoon is about 4-5 grams of sugar
|Drink||Teaspoons of Sugar||Calories|
|Soda 12 ounce can||10 teaspoons||140|
|Soda 20 ounce bottle||17 teaspoons||240|
|Soda 32 oz Big||24 teaspoons||364|
|Soda 44 oz Super||32 teaspoons||512|
|Vitamin Water 20 ounce bottle||8 teaspoons||125|
|Flavored Milk 16 ounce bottle||15 teaspoons||400|
|Flavored Drink 6.75 lunch pouch||5 teaspoons||70|
|Fruit Punch 12 ounce||12 teaspoons||192|
|100% Apple Juice 12 ounce||10 teaspoons||192|
|100% Grape juice 12 ounce||15 teaspoons||240|
|100% Orange juice 12 ounce||8 teaspoons||168|
|Water 12 ounce||0 teaspoons||0|