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- Water is ideal – it’s cheap and you can get it anywhere. Always have a bottle of cold water in your fridge. If your child doesn't want to drink water, add a little flavour and interest by including a slice of orange, lemon, watermelon or strawberry into the glass, or a sprig of fresh mint.
- Milk is a great choice for children since it provides protein, energy, and vitamins and minerals. Offer milk after or between meals for a snack.
- Tamariki under 3 years of age who no longer have milk as their sole source of nutrients should be limited to 2 cups of milk (500 ml) each day. If young children drink too much milk they may feel full and then not eat enough food to get the nutrients they need to grow well.