Water is known to boost performance in the classroom whilst providing a host of immediate and future health benefits.
Children are at a greater risk of dehydration than adults due to their lower body weight and smaller reserve of body fluids. Ensuring fluid levels are topped up throughout the day is essential for a child’s physical and mental health and is highly recommended by many health professionals in order to improve overall attention span and learning capabilities.
Here are some of the many benefits of why children need to stay hydrated:
Did you know?
Water also provides a much healthier alternative to sugar-sweetened cordial and fruit juice drinks which have been linked to excessive weight gain and obesity in children.
Tips to help children stay hydrated!
How much water do children need?
- 5-8 Years old: 5 glasses (1 litre) each day
- 9-12 Years old: 7 glasses (1.5 litres) each day
- 13+ Years old: 8-10 glasses (2 litres) each day
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