AN INTERVENTION TO IMPROVE COGNITION AND HYDRATION IN UK SCHOOL CHILDREN USING BOTTLED WATER

Maintaining an adequate fluid intake during childhood is important for normal health and performance. Beverages that
are popular with children are often sugar-sweetened and/or acidic. Drinking excess amounts of these can have adverse
effects on dental health. In contrast, water contains no calories, sugar, preservatives or additives. Health experts agree
that fluid needs are best met by water but access to water in schools can be limited. This article reports findings from a
14-day school intervention which aimed to encourage adherence to the European fluid guidelines. It reveals that a
higher fluid intake from bottled water may have a positive impact on cognitive function and reported well-being,
possibly impacting on school performance.

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Children
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AUTHORS
Derbyshire E
Derbyshire E
REF
Complete Nutrition Vol 12, No2
Complete Nutrition Vol 12, No2
http://www.nutrition2me.com