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8.5: Hydration Station

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    • Why it is important to drink water and how to make a sugary beverage alternative such as infused water.

    Giveaway: Infused water and recipe cards.


    • Signage and handouts (e.g. recipe cards)
    • Question board and answer key
    • Fruits/Vegetables/Water/Herbs
    • Recipe Materials: alternative beverage container, alterative beverage and disposable cups
    • Alternative beverage container and alternative beverage such as infused water/tea/fruit-smoothies.
    • Feedback survey, pencils and collection box


    • Create water trivia questions based off of the fun facts and print and answer key with questions and their answers.
    • Make infused water with fruit/vegetables and herbs.
    • Place the infused water in big jugs/cups for participants to take


    • Have participants attempt to answer water trivia questions by calling out numbers on a board that have a water-related question behind each number.
    • Offer students a sample of an alternative beverage, its ingredients and the recipe to prepare their own sample at home.
    • Ask participants to complete the feedback survey.

    Talking Points:

    • Introduction: How many times do you drink water in a day?
    • Dehydration can cause tiredness, headaches, and lack of concentration.
    • Water is the only fluid that hydrates without calories or risking harm to teeth.
    • Starting in the morning with breakfast, aim to have 6-8 drinks of water per day.

    Suggested Information for Café O Yea:


    Intrinsic (natural) sugar: found in whole, unprocessed foods, such as milk, fruit, vegetables, and some grains.

    Fruit contains fructose and milk contains lactose as naturally occurring sugars.

    Free (added) sugars: added to foods by the manufacturer, cook or consumer, and sugars naturally present in honey, syrups, fruit juices and fruit juice concentrates.

    Water Facts:

    • When we are born water makes up about 75% of our body weight
    • Water makes up about 60% of the body weight of older children and adults
    • Water is constantly being lost from out body (when we go to the toilet, when we breathe, when we sweat) so if we don't drink enough we become dehydrated.
    • Water helps out body in many ways:
      • It carries nutrients to cells;
      • It helps to remove waste products from our major organs;
      • It helps us to control our body temperature.
    • Water is found in all drinks and also in food. For example water is in orange juice and milk; it is also in fruits and vegetables. It is even in cheese!
    • People can survive for up to 50 days without food but only a few days without drinking water.

    Suggestions for Board

    Key terms

    Recipes for alternative drinks: Infused water recipes (

    • Blackberry Sage Water
    • Cucumber Mint
    • Grapefruit Raspberry

    Drink 8-12 Cups of water

    2 to 2.5 liters of water


    • World Health Organization. "Information note about intake of sugar recommended in the WHO guideline fro adults and children." Retrieved from:

    • American Heart Association. "Sugar 101". Retrieved from:

    • American Heart Association. "Frequently Asked Questions about Sugar". Retrieved from:

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