June 15, 2015
By Molly Morgan, RD, CDN, CSSD
Keeping all kids hydrated is a must and even more importantly, when your kids are playing a sport or participating in an activity. Here are some important facts to know about keeping your kids well-hydrated:
How much fluid your kid needs depends largely on their age, follow the below chart for recommendations:
|Age Group||Total Water (cups per day)||Total Water (fluid ounced)|
|Children 1-3||5 1/2 Cups||44 fl oz|
|Children 4-8||7 Cups||56 fl oz|
|Girls 9-13||9 Cups||72 fl oz|
|Boys 9-13||10 Cups||80 fl oz|
|Girls 14-18||10 Cups||80 fl oz|
|Boys 14-18||14 Cups||112 fl oz|
Keep in mind, some fluid intake every day comes from foods like: yogurt, watermelon, celery, cucumbers, and oranges.
Also check out the H2O Alert: Are your kids getting enough water? in the Healthy Living Library.