New report highlights influence of parents drinking habits of children

New report highlights influence of parents drinking habits of children
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Children’s drinking habits are significantly influenced by what their parents are drinking, according to a new report commissioned by the Natural Hydration Council.

The report, ‘Drink as I do: The influence of parents’ drink choices on children’, surveyed children aged 4-8 years old, and their parents and found that, on average, children are twice as likely (96%) than other children to drink something that their parents drink frequently.

Fizzy drink habits appear to have the biggest influence, with children whose parents drink fizzy drinks often, almost three times (192%) more likely to drink fizzy drinks than other 4-8 year olds.

Where parents drank fruit juice, children were more than twice as likely (115%) to also dri