Disclosure:This is not a compensated post. Some information, videos and free samples were provided by Nestlé® Pure Life® to write a review, however all opinions are my own.
Summer is almost here and we have to keep our kids well-hydrated. Between Summer Camps, Parks and beach days we have to make sure that our kids choose water instead of sugary drinks.
Today, beverages account for 47% of added sugars in the U.S. American diet and more than 13% of calories consumed per day. Replacing a single 12-ounce, 140 calorie sugar-sweetened beverage with water each day for a year can cut more than 50,000 calories from one’s diet.
Get prepare for the Summer with the following tips to keep you and your family healthy and hydrated.
Make it Fun. Have cups, straws, and lids available to provide to your kids and to make drinking water more fun. Empower them to fill their own cups of water, and praise them when they do.
Personalize bottles or cups. Try storing a disposable cup or water bottle on a low shelf or in the side door of the refrigerator, and label it with your child’s initial. You can use a favorite character sticker or trinket to identify their specific cup or bottle, or designate a special space in the fridge just for your child’s water! Or use these cutes bottles by Nestlé PURE LIFE.
Integrate water drinking habits into playtime. During play dates or other group events designate an adult Water Captain to help with hydration. The captain sets an alarm on his/her phone for various intervals, depending on conditions such as temperature and the type and level of play. Each time the alarm sounds the group breaks for water.
Create a reward system. Create a chart or graphs (or log it online) together with your child, and help them meet their goals with frequent reminders throughout the day. If goals are met, reward them with a water-centric item, such as a personalized water bottle or novelty straw.
Tapping into your family’s creativity will encourage everyone to participate and develop healthy habits over time. This year Nestlé Pure Life is also helping to make drinking water not just a healthy choice but also a fun one by kicking off an interactive contest. If you are a parent with kids between the ages 6-12 visit http://www.shareyoursmilecontest.com/ for details on how to submit your child’s drawing of “What Makes Them Smile” for a chance to have their child’s design included in the 2017 Share-a-Smile bottle label collection, plus additional prizes.
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NESTLÉ PURE LIFE, “Share Your Smile” Label Design Contest will run from April 7, 2016 through June 6, 2016; Online submission portal opens May 6th, 2016. The winners will be announced on or about August 16th, 2016.
The two Grand prize winners will each also receive a $25,000 college scholarship and a trip for four to Florida!
What are you waiting for…Let’s get drinking some water!