My suggestion is simple, either remove the need to drink/eat completely, or fix it.
Right now the food and water system is useless, it adds absolutely nothing to the server and doesn't make it more fun or realistic or anything, it's just an annoying feature that randomly kills you if you don't pay attention. Countless times I've been in an RP situation or doing something else important on the server when all of a sudden I've just dropped dead... it's so dumb...
If you don't remove the system completely, you should AT LEAST add some kind of improved warning system for when you're dehydrated/starving, maybe text flashes at the top of your screen or something, because a lot of the time people are too busy RPing and having fun to pay attention to the food at water bar above their map. Or, if you wanted to make it more realistic, make it so your character can't sprint or moves super slowly when they are dehydrated/hungry, that way you actually know you need to drink and eat when you see that you're moving super slowly.
I just REALLY want this stupid feature to be fixed or removed. I am so SICK of randomly dropping dead while in the middle or important RP scenarios.