As summer comes to an end, back-to-school shopping begins. While picking up all the essential supplies, don’t forget to buy some drinks for your kid to bring to school!
From bottled water to electrolyte-filled sports drinks, we’ve shined a spotlight on the best back-to-school beverages. Each product is available in our beverage distribution area of Warren, Washington, and Saratoga counties.
For the School Day: Help Your Kids Stay Hydrated With Bottled Water
Hydration is a major part of a kid’s health, and during a typical school day, children and teens may forget to drink the recommended amount of water. If dehydration starts to occur, then that can cause students to feel fatigued and negatively affect their concentration.
Although schools have water fountains for students, bottled water makes it convenient for your kid to stay hydrated during class and throughout the day. One of the top bottled waters is Aquafina, which undergoes an extensive purification process to provide the perfect clean taste. It’s America’s best-selling national brand of water and a great back-to-school option.
Do you have an older kid who drinks a lot of water? Consider LIFEWTR, a brand of premium bottled water that is purified, pH balanced with electrolytes for taste, and it is available in 20oz, 23.7oz sports top and 1 liter bottles.
For Lunch: Pack a Bottle of Nutritious Juice in Your Kid’s Lunch Box
You can’t go wrong with just drinking water, but you can switch things up during your kid’s lunch period by packing a bottle of juice. Not only does juice taste delicious, but it’s also nutritious and contains vitamins and minerals.
Tropicana is one juice brand that offers a variety of flavors, so you can pick out a few bottles based on your kid’s favorite fruits. Try the Tropicana 100% Orange Juice or the Tropicana 100% Apple Juice, both of which are full of vitamin C and can help support a healthy immune system.
Looking for another juice option to pack in your kid’s lunch box or bag? Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice Cocktail features a refreshing flavor, 100% of your daily dose of vitamin C, and no high fructose corn syrup.
For After-School Sports: Replenish the Electrolytes Lost in Sweat
Whether your kid participates in fall sports, spring sports, or both, hydration is key after an intense practice or competitive game. Electrolyte-filled drinks like Gatorade and Propel Water are designed to help regulate the body’s fluid balance and replace the essential minerals you lose in sweat.
Described as a “Thirst Quencher,” Gatorade has been a popular choice among athletes for over 50 years. Your kid will be glad to have a bottle at a soccer game, after a cross-country race, or at football halftime.
Or, you can purchase some Propel Water, which is a zero-sugar, zero-calorie flavored water with Gatorade-level electrolytes plus vitamin B and antioxidant vitamins C and E. Flavors include watermelon, mango, grape, black cherry, lemon, and more. It’s the ideal companion during an after-school sports program.
These are just some of the best beverages that kids can enjoy during and after school. If you’re ready to dive back into school shopping, then remember these products are available at local grocery and convenience stores in Warren, Washington, and Saratoga counties.