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Kids Love These Homemade Drinks by Judith Fertig


HEALTHY SUMMER HYDRATION


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t day camp or the pool, on the playing field or in the backyard, kids can get really thirsty, especially


as temperatures climb. Although filtered water is always a good choice, sugary, car- bonated, artificially colored and flavored beverages can be tempting. Having home- made options ready can entice kids to stay hydrated in a healthy way.


Clued-in Professionals


“As a sports nutritionist and mother of active kids, I know there’s a lot of misin- formation out there, and I get all kinds of questions from parents about what drinks are best for kids,” says Jackie Berning, Ph.D., a registered dietitian, sports nutri- tion consultant and professor of health science at the University of Colorado, in Colorado Springs. “Parents need to know that all beverages are not created equal when it comes to hydrating them. Te best [healthful] beverages taste good when your child is active, so encourage their drinking more of them,” she says. According to the National Alliance for


Youth Sports, the recommended beverage contents for active kids during sports and other activities should contain at least 100 milligrams (mg) of sodium and at least 28 mg of potassium per eight ounces. It should be noncarbonated. We asked two moms keen on nutrition


how they include these elements in drinks that kids will like.


Mom Picks Michele Olivier, the mother of daughters El- liette and Parker, views herself as both a lover of food and a control freak. Te Denver, Colorado, recipe blogger started off making food for her baby and toddler. As her kids grew and their nutritional needs changed, she created new recipes, including healthy sports drinks that both balance electrolytes and hydrate. While Elliette loves water and has no


trouble staying hydrated, Parker loves juice, so Mom had to “make something that looks like juice, but is healthy,” says Olivier. Four main ingredients are a little frozen fruit leſt over from breakfast smoothies, a bit of honey for sweetening, a dash of Himalayan sea salt and water, or herbal tea or coconut water. She might


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