Do you have trouble getting your children to drink as much as they should be drinking? You certainly won’t be the only one if you do!
Recent research has shown that the majority of children (and adults) aren’t drinking enough fluids on a daily basis and seeing as we know that children copy their parents habits it’s essential that we lead by example. We need to teach our children how important it is to drink at least the recommended 8 glasses of fluid per day by making sure that we do exactly that!
Family favourite Robinsons is piloting a new home delivery service ‘Fruit Drop’ (I love the name) to help families enjoy drinking more water, after finding 85% of a cross section of UK adults reported they drink less than the recommended 8 glasses of fluid a day. And it’s not just us grown-ups who struggle to get our daily dose of fluids – a massive 72% of 5-12 year olds don’t drink the recommended intakes of fluid which is a much higher figure than I was expecting.
The monthly squash delivery service follows in the footsteps of vegetable and cooking boxes, and provides a convenient way to ensure the family enjoys drinking more water. The benefits of drinking more water are well documented and this latest survey shows that 49% of the parents asked notice a positive change in their child’s behaviour if they’re drinking enough fluid; remarking their child has more energy (30%), concentration (29%), motivation (21%) and ability to engage (19%).
Robinsons’ surveyed 1019 parents across the UK during January, and the research reveals the extent to which children’s drinking habits are influenced by their parent’s choices with 66% of parents say their children copy their healthy drinking habits when they choose to drink water, herbal tea or low/no added sugar squash, giving a real reason to lead by example.
Consultant Dietitian, Helen Bond says, “Although water is the best drink to stay refreshed, it’s not the only source, or even tastiest source, of refreshment. As well as feeling thirsty, the taste, colour, flavour and temperature of drinks is what often encourages us to drink more often. So, one of the easiest ways to make sure you and your family are consuming adequate intakes of water is to drink from a variety of different sources. Different tastes provided by drinks such as no added sugar squash, can make drinking water enjoyable for both adults and children. Our bodies are made up of about 50-60% water, so staying refreshed is important in helping our brain and bodies function well – whatever age you are!”
With real fruit in every drop of Robinsons, and no added sugar, a month long supply of the diluting fruit squash is being delivered straight to certain homes every month, with a range of fruity flavours to try. This should help us all to help our children drink their recommended daily dose of fluids with minimum drama.
The service will initially be trialled via the Mumsnet network. To find out more go to https://www.robinsonssquash.co.uk/enjoy-more-water/
Also, don’t forget that Robinsons are also giving parents a chance to win ‘Thirsty Fun Days’ with 100,000 prizes including fun days out for the family and I have a fab giveaway on until the 28th February 2017 for you to win a Thirsty Fun Day.
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I’m working with Robinsons in a paid relationship. Robinsons is helping my family enjoy more water, with real fruit in every drop. Find out more here https://www.robinsonssquash.co.uk/