Healthy Hydration

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Notes from the Backpack Podcast

Make Drinking Water More Fun

We all know getting children to drink water can sometimes be a struggle. So, we want to help make drinking water fun and easy for the whole family!

Hydration is important for children’s health and wellness. PTAs can support healthy hydration by providing healthy beverages at school events and by also advocating for healthy hydration practices in school for students.

National PTA has teamed up with Nestlé Waters North America and Nestle® Pure Life® to help make drinking water easier for families.

Because we know that one good habit leads to another – 97% of moms believe that establishing healthy habits at an early age can have lifelong benefits!

Kids who drink water are more likely to...

  • Make smart choices
  • Be independent
  • Want healthy foods.*

Nestle Waters

*Nestlé Pure Life conducted an online survey in June 2015 of more than 1,000 moms of children 6-12 years old. More than 1,000 kids aged 6-12 years from the same household were also surveyed.

Healthy Hydration Program

2019 Healthy Hydration Grant, Sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America

The 2019 Healthy Hydration Grant, sponsored by Nestlé Waters North America, together with its national brand Nestlé® Pure Life®, has awarded 25 local PTAs with $1,000 to host hands-on and engaging Healthy Hydration Programs during Healthy Lifestyles Month this year—November 2019. Check out the 2019 Healthy Hydration Grantees!

The Healthy Hydration Programs are sure to be fun for the whole family, with…

  • Coolers filled with Nestlé Pure Life brand water bottles for children to grab-and-go
  • Information for parents on how to help ensure their child is staying hydrated
  • A water infusion activity to help make drinking water fun
  • A hands-on lesson about added sugars in beverages
  • Recycling bins to encourage proper recycling

PTAs will also complete a yearlong assessment of their school’s food and beverage options so PTA leaders can advocate for healthy options in their school community.

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How Your PTA Can Support Healthy Hydration

Healthy Hydration at Meal Times
Schools in the National School Lunch Program must make water available to students during meal times at no cost (Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act). Encourage students to use water foundtains or setup a water cooler in the cafeteria.

Healthy Hydration at School Events
Provide water at school events for students and their families. PTAs can offer it at no cost or at a lower cost than other beverages!

Healthy Hydration for Physical Activity
PTAs can work with school administrators to ensure students are hydrated before, during and after physical activity. Encourage teachers to allow students to break for water.

Healthy Hydration Display
Set up a display at PTA Events that shows fun, delicious fruit-infused water recipes. Also show the amount of sugar in sweetened beverages.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Check out this awesome infographic that you can share to promote recycling! It includes:

  • 8 Tips for Students and Schools
  • Busting Myths about Recycling
  • What Can I Recycle?

Celebrate National Recycling Day on November 15, 2019. See how easy it can be in our video:

Host a Healthy Hydration Event

National PTA encourages you to use the tools below to host a healthy lifestyles event. At your healthy lifestyles event, be sure to include the healthy hydration stations brought to you by Nestle Waters North America and Nestle Pure Life. Consider hosting your event during the month of November in celebration of Healthy Lifestyles Month!

Healthy Hydration Toolkit

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National PTA does not endorse any commercial entity, product, or service. No endorsement of Nestle Waters North America and Nestle Pure Life is implied.