Nestlé Waters USA and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) are teaming up to promote healthy hydration for kids.
A study by the Water, Health and Nutrition Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University found that up to 20% of kids age 2 to 19 in the United States don’t drink water on a given day. Instead, they consume twice as many calories from sugar-sweetened beverages as children who drink water.
According to Dr. Jennifer Shu, paediatrician and medical editor of HealthyChildren.org, healthy hydration habits at an early age generate overall health benefits, including helping combat obesity, ensure good blood circulation, and enhance mood.
NW and AAP will engage AAP’s nationwide network of pediatricians to educate parents and caregivers about the importance of healthy hydration in young people. Facts, tips, printable handouts and other resources will be available to doctors’ offices and parents through AAP’s HealthyChildren.org website.
For more information, read the press release.