Thank you to First 5 Santa Clara for these great resources!
fruit infused waters are easy to make. Slice up some fruit, veggies, or
herbs & place them in a pitcher, add cold water, and chill for a
few hours. Pour over ice, garnish with a piece of fruit and enjoy.
Some fruits you might want to try alone or in combination with other fruits:
Click on the image to open and print out some great recipe ideas!
News & Announcements
Rethink Your Drink
Did you know that a regular sized juice box (6 oz.) has 4
teaspoons of sugar per box? Or that a small carton of chocolate milk (8 oz.) has as much as 7 teaspoons?
beverages have been linked to several severe health problems such as
obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. Studies show that an average 4 year old
eats almost 65 lbs. of added sugar a year, more than 17 teaspoons of
sugar each day.
large number of children as young as age two are drinking one or more
sweetened beverages a day. The single biggest source of added sugar in
our children's diet comes from these sweetened drinks, which are
Rethink Your Drink campaign, developed by First 5 Santa Clara, Kaiser
Permanente and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, is
encouraging families to reduce or eliminate drinking sugar-sweetened
Your Drink asks parents and caregivers to choose healthy drinks like
water for their children instead of sweetened beverages, sports drinks,
juices, or punch. It also encourages children to learn to make these
healthier choices for themselves.
Potter the Otter Loves to Drink Water
an effort to provide families important information, First 5 Amador
has teamed up with a savvy critter that knows the importance of drinking
water. Potter the Otter is here in Amador County! Through the
distribution of books and activities, he is encouraging families to
drink water instead of sugary drinks.
If you are interested in additional information, please contact First 5 Amador at 257-1092.
Here are some free Potter the Otter activities to print out to do at home:
As a parent, you are your child's first & most important teacher!
money on books for your children--get them for free! Sign your child
up today and start receiving one free book a month from the Imagination
Library. This is a free program, available to all Amador County
children 0-4 (from birth until their fifth birthday).
All you have to do is read to your child! For more informationclick here.