Keeping Your Kids Hydrated and Healthy

Did you know that water is an essential nutrient?

While it’s always important to drink enough fluids to stay hydrated, this habit becomes especially important in the summertime. It’s hot and sweaty out there, which means our bodies are losing water to keep us cool.  

Drinking water when you feel thirsty and consuming beverages at meals are typically enough for adults to stay hydrated, but kids may not realize when they’re thirsty.  

Check out our latest infographic below for more details on how to make sure kids stay hydrated and healthy this summer. 

This blog post was written by Julie Hess, the 2017 Sylvia Rowe Fellow. The infographic was created by Rachel Parr and Ysabel Montemayor, dietetic interns at the University of Maryland.