Two in three children ‘not properly hydrated’
NEARLY two thirds of children are not drinking enough at breakfast time to be properly hydrated, according to a study. Researchers in Sheffield believe the analysis of more than 450 children between nine and 11 is the first of its kind in the UK. It showed 60 per cent were classed as “not sufficiently hydrated” – the stage just below “clinical dehydration”. A team from the University of Sheffield Medical School looked at what the children were eating and drinking before leaving for school. They also measured urine osmolality – the concentration of the children’s urine, which is a key indicator of hydration levels.
TREE-MENDOUS: Artist Henry Bruce looks up at his largest, possibly most controversial art project to date, in the grounds of the Delamore Estate. As part of the art and sculpture exhibition at Delamore, Henry has painted a massive skeletal 21 metre high oak tree fluorescent pink to celebrate the beauty of nature and the evolving life of trees.