Live Well Omaha Kids recently delivered over 800 bottles of water to Gomez Heritage Elementary School. The students and staff are doing a water challenge, during which PE Teacher Nicole Bails is using the 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® message to teach them about how much water their bodies need and why. Once students have completed the challenge, they will earn their own reusable 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® water bottle!
The 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® message encourages kids to drink 4-8oz glasses of water daily. Helping children stay hydrated with water (rather than soda, sports drinks, or juice):
- increases their energy levels
- aides in healthy digestion
- helps maintain a healthy body weight
When children are properly hydrated, they are ready to learn, play, and live a healthy life. Visit gonebraskakids.org for ideas on how to increase water consumption in your own home or workplace and to learn more about the benefits of water for your body.
Good luck Gomez students and staff as you work towards staying healthy and hydrated!
The 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® Message was created by the Consortium toLower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC). 5-4-3-2-1 Go!® is a registered trademark and Copyright © 2004 Ann & Robert H. Laurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. All rights reserved. www.clocc.net