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Judith E. Brown
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Textbook Problem

Regarding fluid intake in school-age children, which of the following statements is most correct?

  1. a. Soft drinks are good choices for hydration during exercise because the high carbohydrate content provides quick energy.
  2. b. Children’s caffeine consumption decreases as they get older.
  3. c. Diluted fruit juice is a good choice for hydration during exercise, as children are more likely to drink it than water.
  4. d. Adults who are supervising children during exercise can rely on the children to let them know when they are thirsty.

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Water constitutes about 70 percent of the body weight, and helps in maintaining body temperature and various cellular processes. Proper hydration of the body is an essential aspect for school going children, especially during exercise. Therefore, it is important to maintain fluid balance in the body by an adequate intake of fluids to prevent dehydration.

Explanation

Reason for the correct answer:

Option d. is given as “Adults who are supervising children during exercise can rely on the children to let them know when they are thirsty.

During the periods of physical activity and exercise, it is very essential for school-age children to maintain their fluid balance in order to be healthy and to prevent injuries. However, children might not realize that they are thirsty. Thus, adults supervising school-age children should ensure that they drink enough fluid during exercise.

Hence, option d. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect answers:

Option a. is given as “Soft drinks are good choices for hydration during exercise because the high carbohydrate content provides quick energy”.

Soft drinks are nutrient deficient and may not hydrate the body enough. Due to the fact that the carbohydrate content is very high in soft drinks, there might be excessive energy intake resulting in episodes of diarrhea, stomach cramps, and nausea...

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