Sugary Drinks and Kids: A Recipe for Trouble (and How to Fix It)

Sugary Drinks and Kids: A Recipe for Trouble (and How to Fix It)


Are you a parent struggling with the constant battle of trying to get your kids to drink something healthy, instead of sugary drinks?

Do you find yourself frequently saying "no" to your child's requests for sugary drinks?

Are you constantly searching for healthier drink options for your child, but finding it difficult to convince them to try something new?

Do you find yourself constantly worried about the long-term effects of those sugary drinks on your child's health? 


If you can’t stop nodding your head on all of these questions, than this blog post is for you. 


First of all, let me tell you, you're not alone.

Many parents face the same dilemma.

As parents, we all want what's best for our children, but sometimes it can be a struggle to balance their desires with their health.

How many of us have been in the situation where our kids are nagging and whining for a snack or a sweet drink, and we give in just to keep the peace? We know it's not good for them, but sometimes it feels like the easier option.

However, the reality is that sugary drinks can have serious negative effects on our children's health, and it's important to take steps to reduce their consumption. 

In this blog post, we'll discuss the negative effects of sugary drinks on your child's health and provide some solutions and practical tips to help you encourage your child to choose healthier drink options. 

So, grab a drink (preferably a healthy one!) and let's dive in.


The Challenging Tasks

Imagine this scenario: It's a busy afternoon, you've been running around all day, and you finally have a moment to catch your breath. You sit down on the couch, take a sip of your water, and your child comes running into the room.

"Mommy, can I have a soda, please? All my friends get to drink it!"

You know that soda is full of sugar and has no nutritional value, but you're so tired of hearing your child whine and beg for it that you give in.

This scenario may seem familiar to many parents.

As a parent, you want your child to be happy and healthy, but it can be challenging to find a balance between the two. Sugary drinks are often the go-to choice for children, as they're readily available and marketed towards them.

However, they are not a healthy option and can have serious long-term effects on your child's health.

It's not just soda that's the problem, either. Fruit juices and sports drinks are also loaded with sugar and are often marketed as healthy alternatives.

The truth is, many of these drinks contain just as much sugar as soda and can be just as damaging to your child's health.

The effects of sugary drinks on children can be severe.

They can lead to tooth decay, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other health problems.

Additionally, the caffeine and high sugar content can lead to hyperactivity, difficulty sleeping, and poor concentration.

One parent, Emily, shared her story with us. She has three children, and they all love sugary drinks. "It's a constant battle," she said. "Every time we go to the store, they ask for soda or sports drinks. I try to explain to them why it's not good for them, but they don't seem to care. And sometimes, I give in because I'm just so tired of fighting with them."

Another parent, Alex, shared his experience with us. "My son was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and we had no idea how it happened. We didn't realize how much sugar he was consuming in his drinks. It was a wake-up call for us, and we had to completely overhaul our family's habits."

These stories highlight the struggles that many parents face when it comes to their children's drink choices.

It's not just about saying "no" to sugary drinks; it's about finding healthy alternatives and educating your child about the importance of making good choices.

In the next section, we'll provide practical tips and solutions to help you encourage your child to choose healthier drinks.


The Simple Solution

One simple solution to the issues that parents face with sugary drinks is to offer healthier alternatives. 

Water is always a great option, and you can also try infusing it with fruit for some added flavor. 

Milk, unsweetened juices, and herbal teas are also good choices. 

Another solution is to gradually reduce the amount of sugary drinks your child consumes. Start by limiting the number of sugary drinks per day, and gradually replace them with healthier options. 

Encourage your child to be involved in the decision-making process by allowing them to choose from a variety of healthy options.

And remember, it's important to lead by example.

If your child sees you choosing healthier options, they are more likely to follow suit.


The Ultimate Solution

Of course this is easier said than done. By the time of this writing, I have a 16 months old daughter and I can assure you, she absolutely loves sugary drinks and food. So I didn’t need to search long for the perfect test subject of our new, canned Manhattn Mocktails.  

Our products offer a solution to the struggles parents face in getting their kids to drink healthier beverages. Our line of delicious, sugar free drinks provides a perfect alternative to sugary drinks that kids will love.

With our drinks, parents can feel confident that they are providing their children with the nutrients they need without compromising on taste or sweetness.

Our mocktails come in a variety of flavors, like Watermelon Mint and Tiki Passion, that are sure to satisfy any child's taste buds. Our ingredients are carefully selected to ensure that they are healthy and free from any harmful chemicals or additives. 

As a sweetener, we use Zùsto for our drinks.

Zùsto is a great solution for parents looking to reduce their child's sugar intake. It is a natural, low-calorie sweetener made from a combination of dietary fibers, which means it won't cause spikes in blood sugar levels like regular sugar.

Zùsto is also safe for children and has been approved by various health organizations.

Moreover, our drinks come in convenient packaging that can easily fit into your child's lunchbox or backpack. This makes it easy for parents to provide their children with a healthy drink option even when they are on the go.

So, if you're looking for a simple solution to your child's sugary drink habits, try our sugar free drinks. With our products, you can be sure that your child is getting a healthy and delicious drink option that they will love.

And FYI, the stock of our mocktails diminishes every day due to my daughters (healthy) additction to them. No kidding! 



In this blog post, we addressed the struggles that many parents face when trying to encourage their children to make healthier drink choices. 

We discussed the negative effects of sugary drinks on children's health, including the increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and tooth decay. 

We also shared some stories that illustrated the challenges parents face when trying to convince their children to choose healthier drink options. Remember Alex and Emily? 

To help address these challenges, we provided some practical tips for parents to encourage their children to choose healthier drinks, including offering a variety of options, setting a good example, and making drinks fun and appealing. 

And if that’s not enough, we presented you guys the ultimate solution for your problems: our Manhattn mockails in a can. Your kids will never be nagging about wanting a sugary drink again and you, as a parent, will be sure that your kids don’t overload themselves with sugar and energy. 

By implementing these tips and using our products and resources, you can help your child develop healthier drinking habits and set them on the path to a lifetime of good health.

Overall, the key takeaway from this blog post is that with a little creativity and effort, parents can help their children develop healthy drink habits that will benefit them in the long term.

Don't let the struggle continue of finding healthy drink options for your child. 

Try our products today and see the difference for yourself.