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Need A Drink? Drink Water

Most sugar-sweetened beverages contain empty calories - calories with no beneficial nutrients for our bodies. Drinking too many beverages high in added sugars can lead to weight gain or obesity. So make water your drink of choice! The table below outlines the dietary guidelines for water and total fluid consumption:

Glasses# of water per day

Glasses# of total fluid intake per day*

1-2 yrs

1-3

4-6

3-6 yrs

3-5

5-7

7-12 yrs

6-8

7-9

13-18 yrs

8-10

9-12

# One glass = 250ml
* Total fluid intake is the total amount of fluid intake from food (such as soup and porridge) and beverages (such as water and milk)


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