Keeping The Kiddos Hydrated This Summer
During the summer our children do a lot of playing, so much playing it is so easy for them to forget to stay hydrated along with eating well. During a large amount of physical activity, its extremely easy for their sugar levels to drop and for them to begin to feel dehydrated. Lets go over some amazing ways we can make hydration fun!
Fruits, water and Ice
Fruits are delicious and have a high water content and will always keep the kids hydrated. The fruits with the highest water content are strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe, pineapple, peaches, cranberries, raspberries and orange! You can serve them as treats or bites with chocolate sauce. You can also use colorful straws to make it more attractive and get the kids to drink more water! These straws make drinking water much more fun, are spill proof.
Fruit Juices & Vegetables
Fruit juices are amazing supplements that help, next to water, to keep the children hydrated. Our suggestion is trying to opt for fresh juice and stay away from the juices with a bunch of preservatives.
For the kiddoes that love veggies, the most hydrating vegetables are cucumbers, zucchini, celery, lettuce, tomatoes, celery, green peas and even carrots are delicious snacks.
Popsicles & Dairy Products
You can make your very own homemade popsicles, just use your favorite juice and pour the mixture onto an ice tray and stick candy sticks in the slots.
Adding melons and grapes is always a family favorite! Dairy can be just as yummy and who doesn’t love a wonderful yummy way to refuel?! Yogurt, milk of buttermilk serve as incredible substitutes for water and will still hydrate the kids. You can add in strawberry chunks, blueberries, sweet granola or anything you can imagine to the yogurt.
Lice Clinics of America Summer Screenings
With the children at play in various activities this summer with friends and family, the stakes are very high for catching a lice infestation.
Our head screenings are quick, efficient and easy for your kids or whole family. Its always best to make sure you are lice free before it gets worse and becomes extremely contagious. Come in to one of our locations at any time and we will be happy to keep smiles on your families faces for a stress and lice free Summer!