This year’s Nutrition and Hydration Week, which takes place on March 16th to 22nd, aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvements in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.
Nutrition and Hydration Week hopes to “create a global movement that will focus energy, activity and engagement on nutrition and hydration as a fundamental element of maintaining the health and well-being for our global community”.
Foundation of Light partner, Northumbrian Water is supporting the campaign week to highlight and promote the importance of hydration. Through the company’s Powered by Water programme, the Foundation of Light has educated thousands of primary school children on the importance of drinking water to keep them healthy and hydrated.
This week is all about raising awareness about the importance of good nutrition and keeping hydrated. It is something we need to do everyday, but this week highlights the points even further
Northumbrian Water has also installed two water refill stations at the charity’s home, the Beacon of Light. As part of the Refill programme, people can fill up their refillable bottles with tap water, free of charge, in order to reduce plastic waste and encourage people to live healthier lives.
Considering what is going on at the moment with the pandemic of COVID-19, good nutrition and keeping hydrated is important of leading a healthy lifestyle. With many working from home, eating many may eat more but its important to eat the right food, to maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic diseases (such as heart disease).
It is important to consume high-quality protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and water whilst minimising processed food such as saturated fats and alcohol.
You can visit NHS website which has a page dedicated to 20 tips on how to eat well for less.
You can view the Nutrition and Hydration website for further information.
Foundation of Light deliver a range of education programmes in primary and secondary schools including Powered by Water. For further information about these contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0191 563 4777.
18 March 2020