Citrus Vitamin Water

Citrus Vitamin Water Refreshing and nutritious! PitcherKnifecutting board 4 cups coconut water2 cups water (or unsweetened sparkling water)1 orange (juiced)1 lemon (juiced)1 lime (juiced)pinch of salt In a pitcher add all ingredients and stir until fully combined.Serve at room temperature or over ice. Cut down on sugar-sweetened beverages, this citrus vitamin water is a great... Continue Reading →

Physical Activity and Dehydration

As the summer temperatures increase, it becomes harder to stay cool while being physically active.  Exercise and warmer temperatures can increase the temperature of our bodies and increases our heart rate.  Sweating is the way our bodies cool themselves and if we do not actively drink fluids, we can become dehydrated quickly.  Drinking, especially water,... Continue Reading →

Rainbow Water Quencher

Kids need to drink more water. Adding fruit and lemon zest might help kids drink more. Eat Smart Idaho's 'Rainbow Water Quencher' has been a favorite at USDA Summer Feeding sites. Make your own at home. Rainbow Water Quencher Most of us need to drink more water! Adding flavorful fruit and lemon zest adds... Continue Reading →

How Much Water Do Kids Need?

Water affects all body functions. It helps keep body temperature constant, it carries nutrients and oxygen to cells, and carries waste away. Water helps maintain blood volume and helps lubricate joints and body tissues such as those in the mouth, eyes, and nose. The amount of water that a child needs each day may seem... Continue Reading →

Summer Fun with Dairy Products

National Dairy Month was originally created in 1937 as National Milk Month as a way to promote drinking milk when there was an extra supply of milk during the warmer months of summer. Then in 1939, June became the National Dairy Month because of research that supported the positive contributions dairy products make to our... Continue Reading →

Cut Down on Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

Water is just fine, thanks: Serve water or milk instead of soda. Sugar-sweetened beverages, such as soda, fruit drinks, sports drinks, and sweetened waters are associated with a range of health conditions, including weight gain/obesity, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. When you substitute water for a single 20-ounce sugar sweetened soda, you can reduce... Continue Reading →

Track Your Water Intake.

Water is just fine, thanks: Serve water or milk instead of soda. By tracking water intake throughout the day, you can determine whether or not you are getting enough to drink. It’s easy to make adjustments in order to meet your healthy hydration goals! Try these simple tips to improve your water intake: Use a... Continue Reading →

Water is just fine, thanks: Serve water or milk instead of soda.

Water plays many critical roles in maintaining our health and wellbeing.  Fluid in the body accounts for approximately 60% of total body weight.  Many people are quick to rehydrate after exercising or when temperatures rise.  However, adequate fluid intake is important throughout the day, even if there is not significant water loss.  Did you know that we excrete about 2 cups per... Continue Reading →

All About Dairy!

Let’s talk dairy! Dairy is an important component to our daily diets. It’s one of the five food groups that is recommended by the USDA. You might be familiar with MyPlate, if not, below is a graphic that’ll help you get familiar with what a healthy balance of food looks like. The USDA recommends that... Continue Reading →

Sports Hydration

As the weather starts warming up we start getting outside more. Some of these outside activities includes sports for us and our children. This is a wonderful way to get our daily exercise. But, we often wonder, what should I or my kids be drinking to stay hydrated? The short answer is: your go to... Continue Reading →

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