Young boy holding a glass of water

Children don’t handle heat and dehydration as well as adults, and the younger they are, the greater the concern.

They are also sensitive to dehydration and the effects of hot weather. Heating and cooling of the body can be accomplished with warm or cool foods and beverages.

Adding splashes of juice is helpful in getting kids to drink water instead of sugary beverages.

For children who are overweight or who are fixated on sodas and sugary drinks, it will be a great lifetime health benefit to switch them to water and lighter drinks, such as juice and carbonated water combinations. Be a good example by drinking your water too!