U.S. Kids Drink Too Little Water

[singlepic id=315 w=240 h=240 float=center]A recent study came out that indicates that American kids aren’t getting enough water.  This deficiency can lead to impaired mental and cognitive performance, not to mention plain old physical dehydration!

This article, which appeared on MSN a few days ago, has a few tips for encouraging reluctant kids to drink plain agua.  If your kids are hooked on soda or juices and find plain water boring, the article suggests serving plain water between meals with slices of fruit in it.

This is excellent advice!  You could also send your child to school with a bottle of water as well, or perhaps a re-fillable canteen he or she can re-fill at the drinking fountain.

We also recommend providing bottles of water to kids at birthday parties, sporting events, and play-dates.  Any time you have a bunch of kids playing and exercising, it’s crucial to make sure they have all the water they need to stay hydrated.  Water is the healthiest beverage you can offer, make sure your kids get lots of it!

Of course, if your kid shuns water because it’s too boring, maybe it could help to customize the water you offer with some custom labels.  Sometimes having their own special water can glamorize it enough to help them get the taste for the stuff.

However you choose to help your kids drink enough water, We wish you luck.  We’re always happy to help if we can!


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