MODERATION IS KEY I asked a few Latina moms what their take was on kids and sugary sodas, and found that for those who succeeded in having their kids drink mostly water, moderation is key. Denise Icaza, author of the blog Ahorros para mamá, and the mami of two children, 5 and 3, believes in moderation. Denise, who lives in West Palm Beach, Florida, says that her children first tasted sodas when they visited Ecuador, her home country. “They weren’t used to the bubbles,” Denise says. “But they loved the sweet taste. Now I let them drink soda only when we go to a party, but I don’t buy soda, and we don’t stock it at home.” Denise says she believes that banning it completely will only make them crave it more.