Hydration and high grades

How Pure Tap can help make this school year a splashing success

As we welcome students back into the learning environment (be it virtual or in person), parents and teachers alike will want to make sure their kids are equipped to succeed.  One easy, inexpensive, and surprising tool helping kids perform at their best comes right out of your tap every day.  That’s right, water has actually been shown to help kids perform better in school!  And for students in Louisville and the surrounding areas, this healthy ‘performance booster’ is more than just a study aid – Louisville Pure Tap™ is among the best tasting tap water in the country!

Dehydration among kids is common, affecting around 54 percent of students ages 9 to19 according to the American Health Association.  Dehydration can bring a lot of unpleasant side effects, including lowered ability to concentrate, slowed reaction time, and impaired short-term memory.  Our brain is composed of 75 percent water, so it’s no wonder that even mild dehydration can make a significant impact in cognition.

Fortunately, drinking water and battling the effects of dehydration can have a direct impact on student performance!  A London-based study shows that drinking water during an exam was linked to a 4.8 percent increase in test scores.  The research journal Appetite cites another study that found students who drank a glass of water beforehand scored up to one third higher than their counterparts on a visual attention and memory test.  The science is clear– drinking water throughout the day is not only healthy for the body, but also impacts our mental performance.

So how can you help your child to succeed?  Below are some tips to help keep Pure Tap top-of-mind during the school day:

  1. Send your child to school with a reusable water bottle that they can fill up with Pure Tap throughout the day.  – (Need a bottle? Click here.)
  2. Encourage your child to decorate their reusable water bottle with stickers or other adornments, which makes hydration fun and personalized to their interests.
  3. Schedule “water breaks” for your child.  It’s important for kids to drink water throughout the day, not just at meals or after physical activity.

Start the day off on the right foot!  Add ‘drinking a glass of water’ to your morning routine!