HealthWorks! At Home: Water & Hydration

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. 

More Information: 
Nemours Kids Health Article for Kids: Why Drinking Water Is The Way To Go
Nemours Kids Health Article for Kids: What Is Dehydration?
Nemours Kids Health Article for Kids: What Is Sweat?
Family/Class Activity

Parents: Click on the picture below to quiz your child about water education.

 

Physical Activity

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
10 Elbow-to-Knees

Homework

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.