The principal beverage at home, water

Water is the healthiest beverage; unfortunately it is rarely the drink of choice for young children, as it seems they prefer sweet and flavoured beverages instead. You can help your child appreciate the value of water and it’s health advantages and to create the necessary reflexes to choose it more often to quench their thirst.

The Tchin-tchin challenge and the Rigol’eau challenge

For the Canadian Water Week, during the third week of March, Elementary Schools highlight the importance of consuming water during the Tchin-Tchin Challenge. Daycares and CPEs did this similarly during the Rigol’eau Challenge, which was a version adapted for young children.

During these fun Challenges, children bring water along in their lunches, participate in educational activities and toast together to help increase the value was drinking water together.

How can my child participate

Invitez le milieu de garde de votre enfant à découvrir les Défis et les nombreuses ressources du site soifdesante.ca : section école pour le Défi Tchin-tchin et section CPE/garderie pour le Défi Rigol’eau.

Invite your child’s daycare to discover the Challenge site and all the other resources available at thirstyforhealth.ca; Select the school Challenge option,  icon Daycare for the Rigol’eau Challenge

Your child eats lunch at home? You can easily participate! During the Water Week, serve the entire family water at the beginning of your meals and participate in the Tchin-tchin together. This simple festive gesture is meant to promote to the value  of water consumption at mealtimes. At the end of the Challenge, reward your child with a personalized participation certificate.

Download our promotional water tools for at home use.

A house promotes the value of water consumption.

It is possible to make simple gestures that stimulate a child’s thought process to consume water more often.

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Quelques idées pour boire plus d’eau A few ideas to help increase water consumption

Get inspirited by these ideas to help develop tasty water options for your family and encourage a heatlhier.

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Sugary drinks are not for everyday!

La consommation régulière de boissons sucrées est associée à de nombreux problèmes de santé.On ne devrait pas en boire tous les jours. Faire plus de place à l’eau et en laisser le moins possible aux boissons avec sucre ajouté (punchs ou cocktails fruités, thés glacés, boissons gazeuses, breuvages laitiers aromatisés, barbotines, etc.) et aux jus est une stratégie gagnante. Il existe des alternatives saines pour délaisser progressivement les boissons sucrées.

Consuming sugary drinks on a daily basis has been associated with a multitude of health issues. Avoid drinking these beverages, especially on a daily basis. Make more room for water products and minimize the space for sugar drinks (punches or fruity cocktails, iced teas, soft drinks, flavoured dairy products, slushes, etc.) and juices, is a successful health strategy. Many healthy alternatives exist which can guide you  in slowly eliminating the consumption of sugary drinks at home.

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