I’ve been challenged by Robinsons, to see how much more water we can drink throughout the week. So from today, my whole family are going to take part in the Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017 which is the 13th – 19th March. Nutrition and Hydration Week aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.Robinsons is a brand we have always used, and it’s a firm favourite in our home. Did you know it’s been producing drinks since 1823? It reminds me of my childhood and of course Wimbledon, which I’m obsessed with watching each summer. I especially love some of the recent developments, by removing any added sugars. Now the only trace you’ll find comes from the real fruit in every drop of Robinsons. Last summer we went to Walt Disney World in Florida, and packed in our suitcase one of each of the Robinson Squash’d flavours, so that we could enjoy it with the iced water that they served in the parks. So as you can see, we are definitely fans!For me, it’s a worry as a mum, whether my children (especially my teen Nia 14) drinks enough water. I remember reading once that in order for the brain to work, you must keep hydrated, so it’s always been something I’ve nagged her about. So over this week, I am looking at encouraging her to drink more of it, and to write about her experience. She’ll even be popping up on my social media feeds, using the hashtag #GetSquashd. I would love it if you could keep a look out for her posts, and offer some support if you can.
Over to Nia now, to talk about her usual drinking habits and what effects they have on her :
Currently, I wouldn’t say I am particularly proud of my drinking habits. I’ve never loved drinking water and I tend to avoid it when I am presented with alternative options.
At home, I will always reach for a can of coke, or lemonade when I’m thirsty, much to the dismay of my Mum….and dentist! When I’m not at home, I often drink energy or fizzy drinks, never water or squash really.
I always start my day off with a coffee, purely as an attempt to wake myself up. I honestly can’t tell if this has any effects on my energy levels, but I drink it anyway.
I try to bring a bottle of water with me to school every day, but often forget. When I do though, I drink it throughout the day.
I consume the most water during my cheerleading training. This lasts two hours, and I do it 3 times a week. During each of the training sessions I drink around 2 bottles of water, which I refill at the gym. I train quite late in the evening, yet during this time my energy levels are highest.
I’m really looking forward to this challenge, as I know I need to look at changing some of my drinking habits. I’d like to cut out the fizzy and energy drinks if I could and the coffee.
It’s going to be really interesting to see if she’ll drink more water throughout the week, with the help of carrying around her Robinsons squash’d.
Just a reminder, you can find Nia throughout the week over on :
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