Like all parents, we want the absolute best for our kids and their health is of the utmost importance to us. Proper nutrition is key to their growth and development, yet the things they want to eat and drink usually lack in nutritional value. As parents we may have used the rationale that mac and cheese provides calcium and chicken nuggets are packed with protein, but in reality we know the truth – kids just don’t crave healthy food. The nutritional gap is astounding, so to balance out their less than perfect dietary habits, we give them a daily multivitamin to ensure they get the vitamins and minerals they should be getting but rarely ever do.
Gummy vitamins are the popular go-to, but pediatric dentists all agree that they are sugar bombs that stick to the teeth and are a major cause of cavities. Sugar has become Dietary Enemy #1 and we all know that reducing sugar not only reduces cavities, but it also improves overall health.
Gummy vitamins are the popular go-to, but pediatric dentists agree they are sugar bombs
A Message from Our Founders
Was there a way to bridge the nutritional gap, lower sugar intake and give our kids something they truly enjoyed drinking? Our kids always asked for sweet drinks to quench their thirst, but we didn’t feel comfortable giving them anything currently on the market because most drinks are loaded with sugar. Even seemingly healthy organic juices contain at least 20 g of sugar per 8 oz. serving. We scoured the grocery stores for drinks that were low in sugar and provided a health benefit, but we always came up empty-handed. This is when the lightbulb went off and the idea for Green Light Drinks was born. We wanted to create a line of drinks that we would encourage our kids to drink knowing that they were low in sugar,tasted great and most importantly provided the vitamins and minerals they need on a daily basis. It would be a win-win for everyone!
We knew we were on to something, but we didn’t have the medical background to formulate this drink by ourselves. So we reached out to the one person we knew would have the expertise and passion to help us on this journey – renowned Beverly Hills pediatrician Dr. Lauren Crosby. Dr. Crosby had been our kids’ pediatrician, has been in practice for over 20 years and had been on countless television shows as an expert on parenting, childcare and healthy living. We initially thought Lauren would say she was too busy and wish us luck in our pursuit, but when we presented the idea to her she immediately jumped on board and said this was something she had wanted to create for years.
So here we are three years later with a drink line that we’ve taste-tested and perfected to suit the nutritional needs of growing children. We thought of everything to make sure these were drinks that we would feel great about giving to our own kids, and we thank you for joining us on our journey to make kids healthier!
We wanted to create great tasting drinks that contained the healthiest ingredients and were low in sugar, all while providing the vitamins and minerals kids need every day