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Students Learn Importance of Drinking Water

Fourth-Graders Encouraged to keep water bottles at their desks

Posted: April 18, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Lonnie Rice, a fourth-grader at Asbell Elementary School in Fayetteville, right, drinks from a water bottle Thursday, April 11, 2013, while listening to teacher Pat Shepard's lesson on the digestive system at the school.

Students at Asbell Elementary School are learning how important drinking water throughout the day is to their education.

Fast Facts

Water

-75 percent of the body is made up of water.

-Water carries nutrients and oxygen to all cells in the body.

-Water helps convert food into energy and regulates body temperature.

-1 percent dehydration results in thirst.

-2 percent dehydration reduces your ability to work.

-4 percent dehydration results in lethargy, apathy and mental symptoms.

-Dehydration can cause irritability and headaches and hinder concentration.

Source: Kendrick Fincher Hydration Foundation

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Maricela Avila, a fourth-grader at Asbell Elementary School in Fayetteville, right, drinks from a water bottle Thursday, Apri... (By: Andy Shupe)

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