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Description:This image was captured in a the lunchroom of a metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia primary school where students were taking their daily lunch break during their school day activities. In this particular view, a cold bottle of water was the focus.

Healthy people meet their fluid needs by drinking when thirsty, and drinking fluids with meals, but if you're outside in hot weather for most of the day, or doing vigorous physical activity, you'll need to make an effort to drink more fluids.
You need water to replace what your body loses through normal everyday functions. Of course, you lose water when you go to the bathroom or sweat, but you even lose small amounts of water when you exhale. You need to replace this lost water to prevent dehydration.

Your body also needs more water when you are:

- In hot climates.

- More physically active.

- Running a fever.

- Having diarrhea or vomiting.

Benefits of Healthy Eating:

  • Proper nutrition promotes the optimal growth and development of children.
  • Healthy eating helps prevent high cholesterol and high blood pressure and helps reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.
  • Healthy eating helps reduce one’s risk for developing obesity, osteoporosis, iron deficiency, and dental caries (cavities).
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2014
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - Nat Cntr for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention; Div of Adolesc and School Hlth; and Nat Cntr for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Div of Population Health; Nutrition and the Health of Young People
CDC - Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Nutrition for Everyone: Water: Meeting Your Daily Fluid Needs
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