Fitness Flicks: Are Your Kids Hydrated?

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Date Posted:
July 24, 2015

Kids are more likely than adults to become dehydrated! Use these tips to ensure kids are well-hydrated during and after physical activity.

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