Hydration station! Make a special drink of the day using fresh, local herbs, fruit or vegetables to add fun flavor and colour. Children can help choose the flavour of the day as a reward.
Water is essential to life and is recommended as the beverage of choice for all of us, especially children. Make refreshing cold water available throughout the day and ensure kids bring a water bottle during outings.
1. Fill container or pitchers with whichever fruit, vegetables or herbs you’d like to try.
For the fruits, herbs or vegetables, choose from:
- Sliced orange (dentists are recommending against lemon/lime due to their high acidity and effect on tooth enamel)
- Fresh mint or lemon balm
- Berries or watermelon, sliced to prevent choking
- Cucumber, sliced
2. Top with ice then water.
Note: Childcare facilities with 8 or more children should check with their Licensing Officer about what is needed to serve food.
Nicole Fetterly, RD