My name is Jonny Arditti I am a product design student at the University of the west of England. I am looking to conduct research for my final year project. I have chosen the topic that children do not drink enough water. I am looking to design a product or service around this topic.
It would be fantastic if the Mums Net users could be involved in my research. I have created a survey to gain their valuable insights and would be very grateful to anyone who completed the survey
Here is a link to the survey: docs.google.com/forms/d/1it8M5OvFYpCfM_y7UMPEdH-YbMKm9uHflDhooiNiaUc/viewform?usp=send_form
A study by the national hydration council states that a third of 4 - 8 year olds drank less than the 1.2 litres of water a day and 50% of 9-13 year olds did not meet their recommendation of 1.4 litres for girls and 1.6 litres boys
You are correct when you say that the NHS has no guidelines on the exact amount of water you or your child should drink a day.
However it is well known that water is the best drink for you and in general many children choose other drinks over it too often.
Too many kids are suffering from tooth decay due to sugary drinks 26,000 kids last year were admitted to hospital last year due to tooth decay costing the NHS 30 million. By encouraging kids to drink more water this number could be reduced.