Keep your kids hydrated. Research shows most children aren’t getting enough fluids. Skip the sweetened beverages and drink H2O instead.
Where do your kids get most of their liquids from? A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that most children aren’t getting the minimum amount of water recommended by the U.S. Institute of Medicine, and that the fluids they do ingest are derived largely from sweetened beverages and moisture-packed foods. Even mild dehydration can lead to fatigue, muscle weakness and decreased mental capacity. Give them water or milk at meals, and have them sip water throughout the day.