• Explain to your children that soda contains sugar and harmful chemicals. Excessive sugar intake may cause tooth decay and diabetes, among other conditions. • Don’t stock up on sodas at home. You can’t control what they drink when they’re not with you, but you can give them healthy choices, and be a good role model by drinking water. • Serve carbonated water with a little bit of orange or cranberry juice and gradually decrease the amount of juice until the kids are drinking only water. • Serve regular water with a twist of orange, lime or lemon.