Week 6 Blog Task

I need some advice!

health I have four drinks to choose from as my special treat today – orange juice, chocolate milk, soft drink or cordial –  and I’m not sure which one to choose.

I want to be healthy and make good choices.


Explain how choosing the healthiest drink option will contribute to Lucy’s overall health and wellbeing:

Which drinks for healthy kids?

Orange juice

·         Provides vitamins and nutrients to support good health.

·         Low in total fat (0.5g) and sodium (2mg).

·         Has a high level of natural sugar (5–6 teaspoons) which could contribute to obesity and tooth decay, if consumed in large quantities.

·         Boosts the immune system and provides protection against illnesses.

·         Avoid ‘orange drinks’ or concentrated orange juices because they are processed, have little fruit and have added preservatives.

·         A small glass (125mL) of 100 per cent juice can count as part of your recommended daily intake of fruit.



·         Contains 10 teaspoons of sugar and 50mg of sodium.

·         Good for hydration if made up of one part cordial to nine parts water.

·         High in sugar, so should only be consumed occasionally.

·         Comes in sugar-free varieties.

Soft drink

·             Typically contains about 16 teaspoons of sugar in a 600ml bottle.

·             Very high in sugar, which leads to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.

·             Should only be consumed occasionally.

·             Contains caffeine, which stimulates the nervous system and gives energy, but is not recommended for children.

·             Contains sodium at a level of approximately 24mg.

·             Contains colours and preservatives.

Chocolate milk

·         Contains nutrients, including calcium and vitamin D, which contribute to a healthy diet.

·         Helps develop strong bones and healthy teeth and encourages healthy growth and development.

·         High in added sugar (5–6 teaspoons).

·         Good balance of protein and carbohydrate, which makes it a good recovery and hydration drink.

·         Children should consume milk every day. Contributes to the recommended daily intake of dairy foods.

·         Sodium rich to preserve the shelf life of the product (150mg).

·         Consider drinking plain milk, because chocolate milk contains extra flavours and sugars.


Decide which drink Lucy should include in her lunchbox to maintain good health.

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