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Helpful Hydration Tips

Hydration is important all year round, but especially during the summer months. We are outside, active, sweating more, and our body is losing more water. We then need to replace that fluid consistently during the day. Adequate fluid intake helps regulate body temperature, carries nutrients throughout the body, assists digestion, and more. Dehydration can sneak up on us when we’re having fun in the sun. Here are some things to keep in mind that will help you stay hydrated.

  • Make your water bottle your best friend: you can’t stay hydrated if you have nothing to drink. Find yourself a nice water bottle that travels with you wherever you go. Infuse water with fruits like lemons, limes, berries, or mint for a refreshing burst of flavor. They even make water bottles with an infuser! In addition to healthy and hydration benefits, it’s also sustainable to have a reusable water bottle to reduce the number of plastic bottled beverages purchased.
  • It’s not all about beverages: fruits and veggies with high water contents can contribute to your hydration status. Watermelon, celery, cucumbers, tomatoes, cantaloupes, and more can all assist in keeping us hydrated. Soups, broths, and smoothies are also highly hydrating. Be sure to include a mix of beverages and hydrating foods in your diet.
  • Keep track: to ensure you are drinking enough water throughout the day, start a hydration journal and document the amount of fluid you consume during the day. If you are one who forgets to drink, or does not always feel thirsty, setting an alarm on your watch or phone a few times during the day, can help remind you that it’s time to hydrate.
  • Nutrients to boost hydration: We need more than just water to prevent dehydration – we also need electrolytes and carbohydrates. Electrolytes like sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, and calcium are all necessary for nerve and muscle function and are lost through sweat. Take a look at your daily intake and be sure to include foods with these electrolytes.
  • Make it a habit: drink a beverage with each meal to make sure you are hydrating throughout the day. Remember, this beverage doesn’t always have to be water. A glass of low fat milk adds calcium, vitamin D, and protein to a meal, seltzer is always a good options if you are craving some bubbles, and coffee or tea in the morning are also hydrating.
  • Don’t ignore thirst: this tip is super important. If you feel thirsty, grab water or another healthy beverage and drink up!
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  • July 31, 2019



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“What a wonderful dinner we had tonight for our international families. The food was delicious and well presented as well.”

“Thank you for including me today in the food waste demonstration/[chef competition] and flattering me with the role of “judge.” I will proudly don the [Stop Food Waste Day] apron the next time I plan an “event” in our own kitchen. I think this is a very worthwhile cause and the statistics you read off are staggering. They, alone, can intimidate a home chef, let alone be the “driver’ for a professional one.”

“Thank you and your staff for all the care and thought you give CSW adults and students. You approach events with such care and elegance- I don’t know how you do it! Especially day after day. Please thank all your staff for their wonderful work and kind manner with all of us. Here is to a great year!”

“Many, and I do mean many, thanks for a great Parents Weekend.  I heard from so many happy parents and you all work very hard to make it happen.  In gratitude and kindness…”

“We are so thankful and so impressed by your immediate attention to our power outage. It was such a relief to see all the equipment and workers coming in within a few hours of the outage. Thank you for serving dinner to all [the] students in a very difficult circumstance. Please extend our thanks to your workers who braved cold weather to grill hamburgers and hotdogs.”

“With all the prep work from Winterim ramping up and classes continuing as usual, it's a busy time to be a Forman teacher. Imagine my delight, tired as I was, when I delved into the upscale-restaurant-quality chicken parmesan our dining hall served last night. Forman is all about support, and providing our students with a dinner of that quality is just as important a measure of support as anything that happens in a classroom.”

“I can’t thank your entire team enough for the outstanding service, food, displays, everything!  You are a master at detail, and because of that Adam and I were able to focus on the parents.  I know what a sacrifice pulling off a weekend like this means, we are so appreciative and grateful to you all for your talent and generosity.”

“I ALWAYS feel spoiled by the meal offerings at CSW (The Cambridge School of Weston) and am entirely grateful for it. As I eat today's delicious and lavish lunch (and think about yesterday's as well), I can't tell you how much I feel so well cared for here, both with the food and by the dining hall staff. CSW cares for us in so many ways, both big and small.”

“Thank You! Chef Budd [and team], you overcame a new online ordering system (and hundreds of labels daily!), provided creative and healthy menus, continued to connect with local farmers to incorporate locally sourced ingredients, and worked tirelessly to serve the school community on three campuses.  While it feels like you are all a little like the Wizard of Oz right now, working behind a curtain in a kitchen far away, we sense your smiles and your passion to deliver the best possible service during these trying times. We are all so grateful!”

“I will say that CulinArt has always been a very collaborative partner to T. Rowe Price, listening to our current needs and future goals and suggesting realistic and achievable strategies to meet those goals.  2020 was obviously no exception.  CulinArt also altered other areas of our OCS and pantry programs to create safer environments for all our associates. We can only thank you for your continued flexibility and innovative ideas through these difficult times.”

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