What you offer your child to drink in the first 5 years of life can shape taste preferences for a lifetime.  One of the best drink choices for kids is just plain water. Why? It has zero calories, no added sugar and helps keep all body systems healthy.  

However, many kids – and parents - are simply unaware that not drinking enough water can impact their health.  Use the graphics, videos, web content and other resources below to join us in spreading the word about the importance of healthy hydration for kids. 

All posts should include the hashtag #ChooseWater 

#ChooseWater is an educational program funded by ReadyRefresh®. Visit HealthyChildren.org/ChooseWater for more information and tips on healthy hydration.

Campaign Materials

Printable Poster

A vertical poster that includes the why, when, and how to #ChooseWater.

Healthy Beverage Quick Reference Guide

Download this compilation of AAP policies on beverage consumption for children and adolescents.

Social Media Graphics

Why #ChooseWater

When to #ChooseWater

How to Help Your Kids #ChooseWater

Videos and Webinars

Healthy Hydration: Helping Kids Choose Water

Parent Webinar

Choosing Healthy Drinks

Parent Webinar

Healthy Hydration for Young Athletes

HealthyChildren.org Articles

Choose Water for Healthy Hydration

Recommended Drinks for Young Children Ages 0-5

How to Reduce Added Sugar in Your Child’s Diet: AAP Tips