Smart Woman: Children Aren't Drinking Enough Water in School

Published 04/09 2014 06:21PM

Updated 04/09 2014 06:29PM

Studies show that drinking water helps children stay at a healthy weight. It can also help them stay focused in the classroom. Water is key to overall health, yet numbers show about a third of children drink the recommended amount.

A new study shows most schools are meeting a new government mandate to make free drinking water available to students during lunch.

"In about 70 percent of schools they were using existing drinking fountains that had already been there. In about 20 percent of schools they were using other strategies." Dr. Lindsey Turner said.

In general, children should drink at least 6 to 8 cups of water a day.

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