Iron Buckeye wrote:
I'm actually annoyed at my kid's football coach about this subject. We encourage our kids to drink water instead of sugary sports drinks drinks. We've taught them that when they're REALLY working hard, they can have PowerAid Zero (electrolytes, no sugar, no calories). These are kids, after all, and a "hard workout" for them lasts 45-60 minutes, calories isn't the issue.
Anyway, my son's coach told all the players he "wanted them drinking chocolate milk" because it's a "great recovery drink". Now my son (who's an impressionable 13 year old) is sucking down 2000 calories of sugar every day. Sigh. We're working on re-programming him.
Keep fighting the good fight - all of us w/ kids have to do our bit to get the next generation a little less dumb fat and lazy than ours!