A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics revealed that simply installing water fountains in schools, giving kids refillable water bottles and teaching kids the benefits of drinking water decreased the risk of being overweight by 31%.
The study out of Germany looked at 3,000 2nd and 3rd grade kids in 32 schools over the course of one year. Data showed that each child simply increased their water consumption by about 7 ounces!
The data is shocking! Simply drinking 7 additional ounces of water each day drastically decreased the risk of obesity. What an easy intervention for parents. Try to get your children to drink more water throughout the day. Remember, when preventing child obesity, every little bit helps!