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Tip #1 For Kids’ Healthy Eating

Tip # 1:  Water is the single most important step to health

If your child often complains of thirst, constant hunger, headaches, dry mouth and skin, low energy, tummy aches, constipation, muscle aches or cramps – reach for a glass of water!

Taking into account that they’ll need more on hot days or when exercising, children need about 2 to 3 pints of plain, still water, taken gradually through the day, not in one gulp.

Squash, juices, fizzy drinks, coffee and tea are all dehydrating drinks and some will strip the calcium and other nutrients from your child’s body so switch to simple, pure, free water.

Is your child refusing to drink plain water?

  • explain to them what water does to their body and why it is so important
  • start gradually by giving only diluted ‘pressed’ juice at mealtime only.
  • squeeze a few drops of lemon into their water bottles
  • you could start a reward chart and reward them (not with food!) when they drink their water
  • don’t buy squash (with or without sugar) or any other fizzy, sugary drink- if it’s not available at home, they won’t ask for it and they will drink water (and will save you a lot of money!)
  •  make it a rule that they leave home in the morning having already drunk one glass of water with breakfast
  • lead by example – you will equally benefit from switching to water as your children!

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The information on this course is not intended to replace medication or advice from your general practitioner (GP), medical doctor or specialist and is not intended as medical advice. It is intended as a sharing of knowledge and information based on the research and experience of Nathalie Sansonetti and her work as a Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach. N.Sansonetti encourages you to make your own health care decisions based upon your research and in partnership with a qualified health care professional.