apricot
apricot
News - 7th October 2020
Tags:

Five fun ways to make water part of your child’s lunchbox

48747799608_199f0cdf8a_h (1)

Children are officially back at school, and long gone are the days of lockdown home comforts!

 

Now, the day starts early and concentration levels are more important than ever,  as they readjust to a new routine and get back into the swing of school life.

 

So, your little ones need all the help they can get – right?  Drinking plenty of water should be a priority for everyone and regular intake  throughout the day can help keep children healthy, happy and hydrated. And it  needn’t be a chore – the key is to make drinking water enjoyable for children.

 

Here, our ​friends at ​Aqua Optima​ have shared five fun ways to ensure children are drinking enough water – starting with making their lunchbox something to look  forward to each and every day.

 

 1) Invest in a reusable water bottle

 

It may seem simple but investing in their very own reusable water bottle can really help children stay hydrated at school. The key is to make it fun!

 

Their favourite cartoon or book characters will instantly catch their attention and make them want to pick up their drink. For older children, try a bottle which has  measuring targets on. This helps them keep track of how much they’ve had to  drink and there are plenty of more sophisticated designs out there too.

 

2) Get creative

 

Some of us struggle to enjoy the taste of water, especially if we live in a hard water area. This applies to children too, so it’s time to get creative.

 

Add some ​zesty fruits like lemon or limes, or even some chilled cucumber slices  to make their lunchtime beverage that little bit tastier. You can even cut the  cucumbers into fun shapes to make the drink more appealing for young ones.

 

3) Leave a little note

 

Try leaving a little note of encouragement in your little one’s lunchbox to remind them how important it is to drink up as well as eat up. With so much change to take in at school at the moment, a little word of encouragement can go a long way.

 

4) Use fun eco-friendly straws

 

Place a colourful eco-friendly straw in your child’s lunchbox so they can enjoy sipping their water at break time. This fun extra will help them look forward to staying hydrated.

 

5) Get rewarding

 

It can be challenging to make sure children are reaching for a healthy drink instead of a fizzy one, especially when they’re at school with friends. Reward them with stickers or another treat at the end of the school day if they’ve managed to drink their water. This will be the perfect incentive to keep going.

 

To view the full range of Aqua Optima water filter products, please visit the Aqua  Optima website ​here​.

 

Share this with friends:

ARUK-parkrun-SueGiWs-21-10-20

Doing something legendary to support dementia research

Sue Strachan, who was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2014, is a passionate supporter of dementia research.   Over the last few years, the 64-year-old has done some amazing things to support Alzheimer’s Research UK, including running the Virgin Money London Marathon.   We think Sue is a legend for all her fundraising efforts, but…

48613213172_fa48a4a16d_k-6df066d1f0b9f949 (1)

Helping to protect parkrun. A thank you.

parkrun Founder Paul Sinton-Hewitt has a special message of thanks for our parkrun Forever supporters. We are so grateful for your help securing the future of parkrun for generations to come.   I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to all of our parkrun forever supporters. You are part of a family of over 6,000 supporters,…