Water: Life’s Lubricant

With the recent cold mornings, its get more and more difficult to climb out of bed. Its not just the temperature itself, but your whole body just seems to get a little bit harder to move this time of year. Whether its your neck, back, or even your knees; sometimes getting out of bed can […]

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All I Want For Christmas is Clean Water

Its official, the holiday season is upon us and everyone is rushing around to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones. This year why not give one of the most important gifts someone can give, clean water. More than anything else, you could gift access to healthy water a gift that keeps giving. Often […]


Educating The Kids Where They Play.

With all the flashy marketing, it can be really difficult to compete to get our kids to make healthy choices. Between all the the flair, just telling your kids what’s is and isn’t healthy can honestly seem a bit boring in comparison. That is beginning to change as more and more educational opportunities open up […]

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Providing Water, a Community Responsibility

As part of the Hydrate For Health campaign, I talk to a lot of people about access to water. If there is one thing we could do to make a huge impact on our community’s health, its encouraging and providing clean water. Yet for something that can have such a huge impact, there can be […]


Waking Up, With Water in Your Cup

There is no denying it. The air is getting colder and the sun just doesn’t seem to be coming out that much any more. Waking up before the sun can be a real challenge, especially when you’re leaving the warmth of home behind. That’s why many of us turn to everyone’s special morning pick me […]


Water and the Immune System

It’s that time of year again—sore throats, hacking coughs and sniffly noses… the cold and flu season is here.  With the weather turning cool, busy school schedules and the holidays coming up, it’s too easy to let ourselves get worn out and our immune systems need to start working overtime.  Getting the flu shot, washing […]


Are All Healthy Drinks, Healthy?

One of the great things about being a part of the Hydrate For Health campaign, is getting to go out to all these community events and getting to talk to everyone about how to feel and be healthier. One of the things we use to help us is a neat little display where we put […]

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More Choices for Your Healthy Pitcher 1

Time for us to put out some more healthy recipes. Its one thing for us to talk about the facts around health, but we want to make sure to provide some options to go with the facts. Especially, now that summer is winding down and flu season is back upon us, its time to start […]


Local Seattle Hospitals Make a Healthy Choice

Here at Hydrate For Health, we really like to sound the trumpet when organizations in our community like Healthcare Without Harm  and Washington State Hospital Association  are doing great work, and this month 11 different health providers; from hospitals to small clinics, made a commitment to fight obesity. These are the front lines of the […]

Kathy Pryor from HealthCare WithoutHarm was at Seattle Children's Hospital's David Just event to thank and congratulate these hospitals and health systems for pledging to increase healthy beverages options for their patients and staff. Photo by Let's Do This

Drs. Brian Wansink (left) and David Just will head the new USDA-funded Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs. The Center will help researchers, Food Service Directors and policy makers develop and implement sustainable, research-based strategies for guiding children to make healthy food choices at school. Researchers visit with students at the Beverly J. Martin Elementary School in Ithaca, NY. Photo by  Joanne Guthrie

LEARNING FROM SCHOOL LUNCHROOMS

I jumped at the opportunity to hear Dr. David Just, the co-director of the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs, speak at Seattle Children’s Hospital last week.  His talk on Small Changes, Big Results: Promoting Choices through Behavioral Economics focused on their “Smarter Lunchrooms” strategies.   Dr. Just emphasized that just by […]