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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 and at home for families.

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

Kids who drink water are more likely to...

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

Healthy Hydration @ Home Week-Long Challenge and Giveaway

Complete any six of these eight following ideas during the week of August 24-30 to be eligible to receive a year’s supply of Nestlé® Pure Life®.

Once you complete the Healthy Hydration @Home Giveaway requirements, you will need to submit this Giveaway Form to be entered into the drawing to win a one year’s supply of Nestlé® Pure Life®: Healthy Hydration @ Home Giveaway Form.  

1. Watch this video to kick-off the giveaway and check out this infographic from Nestlé Pure Life: 10 Ways to Get Kids to  Drink Water and use any one of the tips to get kids to drink water. Post what you did on social media using the hashtag #ChooseWater and tag National PTA and Nestlé ® Pure Life®.

2. Post a picture of your water trackers on social media using the hashtag #ChooseWater and tag National PTA and Nestlé ® Pure Life®. *Keep in mind if the weather is warm or you are active, you will likely need more water.

3. Make fruit-infused water for the family to drink throughout the days- some popular flavors include blueberries and lemons; lemons, limes and oranges; and strawberries and basil. Post a photo of your fruit-infused water on social media using the hashtag #ChooseWater and tag National PTA and Nestlé ® Pure Life®.

4. If you consume water in plastic bottles, learn about how to recycle your bottles- do you have curbside recycling or is there a recycling center near your home? Take the #BeRecycled pledge and post about how your family recycles on social media using the hashtag #ChooseWater and tag National PTA and Nestlé ® Pure Life®.

5. Complete an activity such as walking, running, biking, etc. with your family and show us how you hydrate before, during and after that activity. Post on social media about how you stayed hydrated to complete your activity using the hashtag #ChooseWater and tag National PTA and Nestlé ® Pure Life®.

6. Fruits and vegetables contain water, and some contain as much as 90%! Look up what fruits and vegetables have a high water content and incorporate them into your meals and snacks. Post on social media which high water content fruits and vegetables your family is eating using the hashtag #ChooseWater and tag National PTA and Nestlé ® Pure Life®.

7. There are lots of reasons to hydrate with water, including many health benefits. Share why your family chooses to hydrate with water and check out “How to Drink More Water Throughout the Day.” Post on social media using the hashtag #ChooseWater and tag National PTA and Nestlé ® Pure Life®.

8. Did you know that sugary drinks are the leading source of sugar in the American diet? It’s time to rethink what you drink! Show us the drinks you are swapping out for water and tell us why. Post on social media using the hashtag #ChooseWater and tag National PTA and Nestlé ® Pure Life®. 


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Healthy Hydration Education and Information

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 in November. Check out the 2019 Healthy Hydration Grantees!

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

  • 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
  • Information for families encouraging proper recycling

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

Health - Safe Drinking Water

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 fountains 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, 2020. 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 Nestlé Waters North America and Nestlé® 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 Nestlé Waters North America and Nestlé® Pure Life® is implied.