Do you remember Capri Sun? What about Sunny D? Surely you remember getting a juice box in your lunch when you were little. Kids these days may never understand the frustration of trying to open a cardboard pint of milk, but let’s think of the frustration of parents these days. It can be confusing trying to pick the best drink for your kid with all the Mio-wannabes, alternative milks, and other “functional beverages” that don’t quite fit the definition of water, juice or tea.
As flu-season draws to a close and the time for summer sports approaches, we review the best beverages to give your kid (or younger siblings) in three situations: when they’re sick, when they’re physically active, and when they’re headed to school for a normal day.