Healthy hydration habits, starts early!

Healthy water drinking habits can be acquired in a very early childhood. At the age of six months, we can give small amounts of water to babies.

Take the Mr. FunWater Challenge

Every year, on the third week of March, we celebrate water on the occasion of Canada Water Week and World Water Day.

The Quebec Coalition on Weight-Related Problems is pleased to announce the return of the Mr. FunWater Challenge which will take place from March 22 to 26, 2021.

Register your daycare/CPE by March 19th, it's free

Promoting healthy hydratation despite the COVID, it’s possible!

June is the month of water, and with the heat that is coming up, you can get ideas from Mr. FunWater Activity kit, to conduct workshops with your toddlers, while respecting public health rules. With the exception of the last activity, all other activities can be done without any special adaptation.

Toasting to healthy hydration doesn’t necessarily mean bumping our glasses and water bottles together. It is possible to raise our glass in a festive and playful way, without touching! Here are a few ideas:

  • Challenge your creativity and make up a short song to do together before taking a sip of water.
  • Create dance moves with the children as a cheerful Tchin-tchin.
  • No need to make it very complicated, you can simply shout out Tchin-tchin with the toddlers by lifting your water bottle in the air.

Download your tools!

Before the challenge

Course of the Mr. FunWater Challenge :

Promotional posters:

For parents :

After the challenge

Keep the Challenge alive with Tchin-tchin Champions or use any other means you can to  help promote water consumption. Use the Mr. FunWater Challenge supplementary Guide.

Complementary tools for valuing water

A childcare service that promotes water consumption

Encourage children to ask for water regularly, one must promote its value and make it more accessible. Use this graph for inspiration.

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Exemplary Educators

As members of the educator personnel or if you are responsible for Daycare services, you play a key role in developing healthy hydration habits. You are a source of inspiration! Discover how to be a role -model of healthy hydration.

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Other ressources to discover

The initiative of the organisation Extenso, the center or reference in nutrition for toddlers also offers tools for a healthy hydration on their website

What does the government say about water in Daycares?

The Gazelle and Potiron referenced framework, from the Ministère de la Famille, states that educational Daycares services must:

  • favours milk and water for regular child consumption;
  • encourage children to drink water and help promote optimal hydration;
  • provide access to water for children at all times.