HealthWorks! At Home: Hydration
Do you have a hard time getting your kids to drink water? Maybe they just don’t like it or prefer things like soda or juice instead?
Try these tricks and tips:
1: Let them choose a fruit to add to their water. Lemon, lime, and orange are popular water flavors.
2: Try a “fizzy” water! Buy a flavored seltzer or add fruit to a plain seltzer water.
3: Dilute regular juice down with some water. Kids still get the flavor, but not as much sugar and more water.
4: Allow sodas every now and then, but not large ones. Portion size is always important in both food and drink.
Extra Learning: Watch this video to see how water helps the important urinary systems.
Nemours Kids Health Article for Kids: Why Drinking Water Is The Way To Go
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Nemours Kids Health Article for Kids: What Is Sweat?
Parents: Click on the picture below to quiz your child about water education.
Now grab your bottle of water and let’s move! Get the family together to do these exercises:
Run in Place 10 times
10 Jumping Jacks
Keep track of how much water your family drinks! Maybe create a little chart to keep on the refrigerator showing how often everyone is drinking water. It can look something like the picture below. Celebrate when kids choose water.