It’s hot out there: Are your kids getting enough to drink?

With record-breaking heat on deck for Utah in the coming week, hydration is key. But how do you know if your kids are getting enough water? A new study from Harvard University found that most American kids and teens don’t drink enough water, which is leaving them mildly dehydrated. Mild dehydration can cause health issues such as headaches, irritability, poor physical performance and difficulty learning. How can parents encourage kids’ water intake throughout the day, and is it ok to get fluids from other sources? Scott Youngquist, an emergency physician at University of Utah Health Care, is available to speak on the issue. To schedule an interview, contact Libby Mitchell or Marissa Villaseñor at U Health Sciences Office of Public Affairs.
Libby Mitchell | Phone: 801-587-0945 | Email:
Marissa Villase
ñor | Phone: 801-581-3102 | Email: marrisa.villaseñ

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