Did you know 64% of school-aged children are insufficiently hydrated before they leave for school?
Based on a recent U.S. research study of 337 kids in LA and 221 in NYC
Studies show that most children do not drink enough water, particularly before they head off to school. Here are 8 daily occasions where you can encourage your children to drink water.
The daily amount of water that your child’s body needs must be equal to the amount of water lost during the day.
The reason children’s water intake is often insufficient is because they don’t always think about drinking, even when they are thirsty, so it is important to remind them that they should drink to hydrate their little bodies throughout the day. To function properly, your child’s body has to recover the water lost during the day (through urine, sweat, breathing, and feces), by consuming food and drinks containing water.
Furthermore, children’s water needs are proportionately higher than those of adults because their surface-to-mass ratio is relatively greater than those of adults. As a result, they lose more water through their skin.
Get your family excited about drinking water with our entertaining Hydration Kid’s Kit! It contains games, puzzles, helpful tips and more.