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LESSONS IN HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, MATHS AND…
HYDRATION WITH HYDRATION@SCHOOL
The new school year has arrived and all is set for an educational campaign to raise
awareness on the importance of good hydration
www.hydrationatschool.it offers all the help needed to develop the programme in schools plus
videos, games and tests that teach good hydration to pupils, teachers and families
Milan, October 2015 – Because good habits should be learnt at a young age, as well as
traditional subjects, schools can offer the chance to learn good habits for daily life. This is
the thought behind the Hydration@school educational campaign
(www.hydrationatschool.it) developed by Food Education Italy (Fondazione Italiana per
l’Educazione Alimentare a scuola) and promoted by the Sanpellegrino Group.
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.
We are 70% water, and 2% dehydration can
impact negatively on our ability to concentrate and
on school performance; a 5% water loss from our
weight can have negative effects on physical
performance. This is just some of the useful
information in the material provided by
Hydration@school, a vademecum on how to
ensure body and mind have all the benefits of
The programme contains leaflets with a modern
and fun graphic design, tutorial videos featuring
cartoons and real actors, plus numerous games targeted for different ages, so that everyone
can enthusiastically join in the lessons and take the test to see whether they really know
about the water they drink every day.
Now in its second year, the programme can be developed throughout the 2015-2016 school
year. The campaign revolves around www.hydrationatschool.it which contains everything
needed for its application in schools and it’s a place of interaction for programme participants.
Teachers can also apply online for a free educational kit comprising a Mini-Guide to help
them organize classroom lessons, 22 HydroBooks with information and games for students
and families, plus an educational-infographic poster to hang up in the classroom.
So, parents should not be surprised if, when asked what their favourite subject is, their
children say “hydration”.
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