14/08/2014 12:56 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Should Children Drink Tea? Yes, Says Dietitian

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Do your kids enjoy a cuppa? Do they burst through the door each day demanding: "Stick the kettle on, Ma, I'm parched?"

No? Well maybe for the good of their health they should...

New research suggests tea is healthier for kids than modern soft drinks, and cites that back in the 1950s, 55& of four-year-olds drank tea with their meals while just 10Slideshow-84588%