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With kids heading back to school soon, my family is working on creating some healthy routines we can maintain throughout the school year. One of the most important habits we are working on is drinking more water. Primo water dispensers make it easy to get great tasting water anytime you want and are a great way to encourage your entire family to increase their water consumption.
My kids are super excited for the new school year to start, and let’s face it — I’m pretty excited too. We’re working on creating some healthy goals for the school year and at the top of our list is drinking more water.
Last year, my daughter developed some health issues at the end of the school year and her doctor told us they were aggravated by the fact that she wasn’t drinking enough water.
That was a huge wake-up call for us and something we’ve been working on as a family. The problem is, getting kids to drink more water can be a bit of a challenge, especially when they are away at school for the day.
We’ve learned a few tricks that make it easier for the whole family to drink enough water. This year, just in time for the new school year, we’ve added a hTRIO Bottom Loading Water Dispenser with Single Serve Coffee K-cup® Machine Built-In to our kitchen.
I’ve already been amazed at what a difference it makes in the amount of water everyone in my family is drinking.
We’ve had a filter in our fridge for years and I thought it tasted alright until I tasted the water from our Primo water dispenser. There was no comparison. The Primo water tasted amazing.
Primo water goes through several steps to purify it, including reverse osmosis. I’ve heard amazing things about reverse osmosis (RO) and have friends who swear they’ll never drink anything else.
With reverse osmosis, water goes through a semi-permeable membrane and carbon filters. It removes all the salt, chemicals, minerals, and other impurities from the water. Primo water’s purification process also removes (or significantly reduces) chlorine, chlorine by-products, bacteria, parasites, heavy metals (including lead and mercury), and trace levels of pharmaceuticals.
What you are left with is highly purified and healthier drinking water that you can feel good about giving to your family.
You can refill Primo water at most big-box retail stores (Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes, Kroger, etc.). Go here to find a store near you.
We found a refill station at our local Smith’s grocery store and it was so easy to just grab a refill while we were doing the rest of our grocery shopping. My kids loved filling it so that may be their job from now on.
The process is really simple, and I was pleasantly surprised at how affordable it is. Add a non-spill cap for easy transport.
How to get kids to drink more water
Have great-tasting water available. Not all water is created equal. We’ve all had the experience of drinking the perfect glass of water that makes you want to just gulp down the whole glass and times when water tastes a bit “off”. Having water that tastes great makes it so much easier to drink enough during the day. The first time I drank water from our Primo water dispenser I was shocked at how good it tasted. It came out of the dispenser nice and cold and absolutely amazing. I’ve found myself reaching for my water bottle more often during the day because I know that it is going to taste fantastic every time.
Fill up a water bottle in the morning. I’m one of the worst offenders at forgetting to drink enough water. I’ve found that filling up a big water bottle at the beginning of the day and taking it with me really helps me to drink more water. This school year, my kids are filling up their own water bottles at our Primo water dispenser before heading to school in the morning and setting a goal to finish it by the time they come home at the end of the day. My hope is that drinking throughout the day will become a habit as they do it more often.
Add fruit to water. My kids love juice and other flavored drinks. I don’t love how much sugar is in them. Adding sliced fruit to water gives kids the same sweet flavor they are looking for but without all the extra sugar and calories. You’ll even be adding some extra nutrients to your water. My favorite is cucumbers and strawberries in my water, but my daughter loves lemons and raspberries.
Set water goals. I’m a very visual person and a few of my kids are too. On my daily to-do list, I include a reminder to drink 8 glasses of water. This year, I’m adding a spot to our chore list to check off whether my kids drank their water for the day. They love to check things off and tend to get competitive about it. I have my fingers crossed that it will help them get the water that they need.
Try Primo Water for yourself
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Go here to get your own Primo Water dispenser before school starts.
Thank you to PRIMO Water System for sponsoring this post.