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Your Body: Keeping Your Kids Hydrated

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By DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical Contributor

Is your child cranky this summer? It could be for a reason you haven’t considered — one that health experts say affects more than half of the children in America.

A new study out of Harvard suggests that most children might not be getting the water they need to stay well hydrated.

Researchers found that 54 percent of children fell below the recommended hydration threshold — their levels dropping so low, thinking and mood could be affected.

The study also found that nearly one in four kids drink no plain water at all.

Make sure to keep your children hydrated. It’s simple, free and can mean a happier and more active summer for all of us.

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