Good habits should be learnt at a young age, as well as traditional subjects, and schools can offer the chance to learn good habits for daily life.
This is the thought behind the Hydration@school educational campaign developed by Food Education Italy
(Fondazione Italiana per l’Educazione Alimentare a scuola) and promoted by the Sanpellegrino Group for the second year in a row.
Hydration@school is a nationwide teaching project for Italian primary schools that raises pupils, teachers and family awareness on the importance of good hydration in personal, mental and physical wellness.
Today’s many dietary education programmes for young children speak of wellness and health, focusing on the properties of food and proposing various diets, but they rarely draw attention to drinking water and the crucial need to keep the body well hydrated.
The Hydration@school programme contains educational kits (leaflets with modern and fun graphic design, tutorial videos, plus numerous games). Everyone can enthusiastically join in the lessons and take the test to see whether they really know about the water they drink every day.
So, parents should not be surprised if, when asked what their favourite subject at school is, their children say “hydration”.