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I’m not trying to throw my parents under the bus, here, but I grew up drinking sweet drinks (like soda and sugary drink mixes) pretty much constantly. Milk was for cereal. Water was for the plants. Sugary drinks were for humans. My dentist tells me that my teeth are showing all the damage that was incurred while I was younger now, as I get cavities on the regular despite having improved my eating and drinking habits drastically. Such a bummer.
So I have been quite intentional about making sure that my kids have water and milk as their standard beverages of choice. Anything else is a rare treat. This drives my mother INSANE, as she thinks I’m depriving my kids by not letting them have a tall glass of fruit juice every day. She used to sneak apple juice to Darah when she was a toddler when I left the room. True story!
Revisiting the Fruit Juice Matter
But I haven’t been as strict on this issue since a while back when I first discovered Mott’s for Tots. This is a brand I am quite loyal to when it comes to picking up fruit juice, because it has 40% less sugar than 100% apple juice*, and it contains essential vitamins A, C and E.
I have enjoyed packing Mott’s for Tots juice boxes in Darah’s lunch this summer when she heads to her twice weekly program. She loves them and thinks they are a really fun treat.
I also let the girls have a small glass each of Mott’s for Tots juice during afternoon snack time. They make quick work of it!
Basically, the girls love to get to have juice at some point in the day, and I feel comfortable giving them an option that has a more reasonable amount of sugar for their small and growing bodies. I’m not alone in choosing Mott’s for Tots as it is also the preferred juice of pediatricians over regular juice.
What’s your stance on fruit juice for your kids? Did you know about Mott’s for Tots?
*Mott’s Fruit Punch Rush and Wild Grape Surge have 15g sugar and the market average of 100% fruit juices and blends have 25g sugar.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Motts for Tots via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.