Yes and no! Essentially, the ingredients contained in a drink makes it what it is. With that said, flavored drinks could either be good or bad for primary school children, hence the drinking of them should be dependent on the health status of the kid. Basically, these flavored drinks are made up of numerous ingredients that if consumed virtually by all kids it could pose serious health risks to them.
Considering some of the ingredients contained in flavored drinks, such as sugar e.g, fructose corn syrup, agave syrup, and cane sugar. All these forms of artificial sugars, although they are safe for consumption, but they have little or no significant health benefits to the consumers.
Other noticeable ingredients that are incorporated into flavoured drinks are; artificial sweeteners such as sucralose or aspartame, sodium, plus artifificial colourants like caffeine, vitamins or herbs. Among all these ingredients that the parents of these kids should be wary of are sodium, caffeine and vitamins particularly vitamin B6; they are dangerous to kids health.
In spite the fact that flavoured drinks might be to some certain degrees unhealthy to kids, they are important in managing their weights as they serve as a perfect alternative to artificial fruit juice and soda drinks.