A new child-friendly educational tool providing important hydration advice has been launched, coinciding with research showing that schoolchildren may improve their cognitive performance by hydrating with water.
The ‘Children’s Hydration Glass’ developed by the Natural Hydration Council (NHC) in collaboration with the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF), aims to inform parents and children on healthy hydration guidelines.
The infographic includes hydration guidance and advice on fluid consumption for children, while taking into account the impact that some drinks may have on dental health.
Research published in the latest issue of Complete Nutrition found that providing children with water at school significantly increased levels of cognition, including factors such as visual memory and performance.
Led by Dr Emma Derbyshire from Manchester Metropolitan University in association with the Natural Hydration Council (NHC), the project involved 166 children aged 11-12 years drinking bottled water to increase their fluid intake to the level recommended by the European Food Safety Authority for 14 days.
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