Health and Child Care Professionals


Provider Toolkit

This toolkit for health care providers includes a wide array of resources to learn more about these recommendations and share them with your patients and colleagues.

Here’s what’s inside:

  • Messaging and Talking Points
  • Common Q&A
  • Library of Resources for Providers


Comparison of Beverage Recommendations

These resources compare the HER Consensus Recommendations to other beverage guidelines for kids ages 0-5, including the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, WIC, and CACFP.

Daily Fluid Intake Scenarios

When counseling parents and caregivers on healthy beverage consumption, they may have questions about their child’s total daily fluid needs for adequate hydration, and how much water and milk their child should consume based on the child’s age and overall diet. This resource provides both recommended amounts and example scenarios of daily fluid breakdowns for children ages 1 to 5 years.

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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Provider Toolkit and CPEUs

The toolkit includes free webinars for dietitians, as well as educational resources and tools for nutrition professionals. 4.0 CPEUs are available for free as part of this toolkit. The webinars cover the following topics:

Find all of the new provider resources here.

Electronic Health Record Screening Toolkit

The goal of this toolkit is to provide health care systems and providers with tools and resources to successfully incorporate and implement a beverage screener in the electronic health record (EHR). Inclusion of validated beverage screener questions in the EHR supports nationwide efforts to reduce children’s consumption of sugary beverages and provides an opportunity for widespread adoption and implementation of evidence-based recommendations.


Dairy Milk vs. Plant Milks Decision Tools

The Consensus Recommendations do not recommend plant milks as a substitute for dairy milk. However, not every child drinks dairy milk, and there are now more plant milk options than ever! These resources can assist you in making recommendations to your clients based on their individual situations.

Communications Toolkit

This toolkit includes template communication materials to help spread the word out about healthy drinks for kids.

Here’s what’s inside:

  • Draft email
  • Template newsletter/blog post
  • Social media posts
  • Messaging and talking points