Parents wrongly think sugary drinks healthy

Bamboozled by misleading product marketing and labeling, parents have failed to get the message that sugary drinks — beyond soda — are not healthy for kids. That’s the conclusion of a new study from the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at University of Connecticut, published today in Public Health Nutrition, reports USA Today. As soda sales decline, beverage makers are increasingly turning to waters, flavored waters, juices, sports drinks and even milk products as options.