Water in kids: its more than they THINK!

Not drinking enough water has been associated with decreased physical and cognitive performance and mood disturbances in adults (see Armstron et al., and Ganio et al., and the ACSM Position Stand on Exercise and Fluid Replacement), but what about in school-aged children? Fadda and colleagues attempted to answer this question studying 9-10 year olds during their school [...]

A call to action: what can we do to promote water consumption by schoolchildren?

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 instituted legislation requiring that schools provide unrestricted free potable water to students in areas where lunch is served. New research has uncovered that only 14 of 24 California schools offered free water to students with school directors reporting that cost and more pressing academic concerns deterred them from [...]