January 19, 2012
I don’t know about you, but I always need a little mid-winter nudge to get my water intake back on track. When it’s not hot outside, I find it harder to reach for my water bottle during the day. No wonder why I’m feeling a little “off”. So here’s to all of us who need a little reminder once in a while to kick our water drinking habit back into high gear.
- Watch for water. When at school, the office, shopping or out in the community, get yourself and your kids in a routine of always drinking water when you pass a drinking fountain whether thirsty or not!
- Take it to go! Carry bottled water with you everywhere – in your lunch, backpack, car, shopping – everywhere.
- Swap it out! For every sugared soda you drink each day, swap a bottle or glass of water instead. An amazing savings in calories and sugar!
These tips and more can be downloaded at http://www.healthykidschallenge.com/pdf/drink think tap into H6 110803F.pdf
May 2, 2011
Helping Kids Be Healthier, an Around the Water Cooler Live Radio Interview with Vickie James, Director of Healthy Kids Challenge
About Around the Water Cooler: Each week we invite top opinionators to meet Around the Water Cooler to discuss the benefits of drinking more water. Turns out this is a complex topic. Home to some of the safest drinking water in the world, tap water is sometimes … compromised as it flows through pipes, by home plumbing, and private wells. There are frequent debates about how much water to drink, and if other beverages are just as hydrating. Waters that add vitamins and caffeine and are high in sodium are being questioned and energy drinks condemned by concerned parents. And then there’s the question of all those bottles and, not to be forgotten, the billion-plus people (one-sixth of all of us) on this planet who think engaging in these type debates is a luxury. That’s because they lack even access to basic drinking water safe enough to drink. So join us as we offer up a wide array of experts who speak out and take your questions Around the Water Cooler. (source: Blog Talk Radio)