[Infographic] Is Your Tween Drinking Enough Water?

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A new study has found that fully three-quarters of American children drink less water than they should. The study, commissioned by SodaStream USA, the world’s largest sparkling water brand, polled 1,000 mothers of children ages 4 to 12 about their water consumption.

The research found that only one in four children drink the six to eight glasses of water recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, with 4 percent of children not drinking any water at all.

In the survey, mothers described being concerned about the problem, as 57 percent of those surveyed believed their children weren’t drinking enough water.

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The Dehydration Problem (PRNewsFoto/SodaStream USA)

The Dehydration Problem (PRNewsFoto/SodaStream USA)

A separate SodaStream study on consumer water-drinking habits, conducted this year by Ipsos and comprising more than 1,000 U.S. adults, found that 15 percent of Americans don’t ever drink tap water because they don’t like the taste.

The medical community continues to advise that dehydration leads to fatigue and poor health. But this latest research shows that Americans – adults and children – still do not hydrate adequately.

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