With the frigid weather that most of the country is experiencing right now, it is easy to daydream about the upcoming hot summer where hours and days upon end are spent outside running around and working up a sweat. It is easy to remember to replenish your body with lots of water. However, while we are in the midst of these cold winter months, it is still essential to drink lots of water and stay hydrated.
Last month, Heritage Rose Elementary School in Rosharon, Texas, held a Hydration Day to promote the importance of staying hydrated. This event was held in collaboration with former NFL player, Devard Darling’s As One Foundation and UnitedHealthcare’s Activate 4 Kids School Wellness Program. The Foundation’s Operation Hydration seeks to create earlier awareness of the correlation between sickle cell and lack of hydration – ultimately preventing sports related deaths due to dehydration and exhaustion.
This successful event was coordinated by Tyenise Blackmon, Parent Educator at Heritage Rose and Stephanie Kellam, Student Wellness Coordinator in Fort Bend Independent School District. Throughout the week various events were held including friendly water-drinking competitions where prizes such as water bottles and tattoos were distributed to the winning classrooms. Kindergarten and 2nd grade kids watched The OrganWise Guys’ H2Ohhhhh! video, featuring The Kidney Brothers, who LOVE everything about water and they also received OWG water tracking tools to reinforce the behavior! The 3rd – 5th graders enjoyed a pep rally that included various activities directly related to hydration and they also received OWG water tracking tools to reinforce their behavior!
What a great mission! Good job working towards increasing water consumption among kids!
How do you make sure you drink lots of water each day?