Water, Hydration and Health: A Toolkit for Healthcare Professionals
As registered dietitians, we partnered with Nestlé Waters North America, the nation's largest branded bottled water company, to create Water, Hydration and Health: A Toolkit for Registered Dietitians.
Water is the most essential nutrient for life, but the government's dietary guidelines focus primarily on what to eat, not what to drink.(1) As a result, many people drink too many sugar-sweetened beverages and not enough water.
In fact, the most recent national nutrition surveillance data reveal that about 20 percent of our daily calories—and nearly half of all added sugars—come from beverages.(2)
This toolkit features the latest information about healthy hydration in a "ready-to-use" format for consumer communications. We hope the contents of this toolkit can help you educate your customers about the importance of healthy hydration.
We look forward to being a resource for all of your healthy hydration needs.
Katherine Brooking, MS, RD & Julie Upton, MS, RD
Co-founders of Appetite for Health
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- 1 U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services. Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. 7th Edition, Washington, DC: Available at: http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/sites/default/files/dietary_guidelines_for_americans/PolicyDoc.pdf.
- Ng SW, Slining MM, Popkin BM. Turning point for US diets? Recessionary effects or behavioral shifts in foods purchased and consumed. Am J Clin Nutr. 2014 Mar;99(3):609-16.