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New UCSF Videos show the Importance of Water

October 8, 2015

For many families, life is a little too sweet.  Popular drinks like soda, sports drinks and chocolate milk have lots of sugar, which can lead to serious negative health outcomes like diabetes and dental caries.  In the videos below, families can  learn how to avoid the sugar in popular beverages by choosing to drink the most refreshing, inexpensive and life-sustaining drink in the world: water!

Videos: Share the Love, Share the Water | A Compartir el Amor, A Compartir el Agua

Schools Provide Free Water, More is Needed to Encourage Consumption

April 17, 2014

A new study reveals that most schools across the nation are complying with USDA’s requirement to offer free, potable drinking water to students participating in the National School Lunch Program. Drinking fountains were the most commonly cited strategy used in providing water in the cafeteria. Although many schools rely on drinking fountains, it is unclear whether fountains are meeting the needs of all students during lunchtime.
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Mission Readiness Unveils New Report, Operation: Hydration

March 6, 2014

One in four young adults are too overweight to join the military. Water in place of sugary drinks can help children become healthy and fit. Proper hydration of soldiers is mission critical. Despite state and federal legislation, there remains significant access, awareness, and compliance challenges to providing water to students in California schools. Read the full report and recommended solutions to improving water access and consumption in schools.

Hot off the Press: Water Works Guide

February 26, 2014

Download your free copy of Water Works – A Guide to Improving Water Access and Consumption in Schools. Children spend much of their day in school and increasing their access to water on campus can help them to develop healthy beverage habits. Download this guide to access strategies, tools, and resources to help you make water the go-to beverage for your students. Questions? Email hector@cfpa.net

USDA Adds Water to the Lunch Line


September 3, 2013

Students are just not drinking enough water, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But starting today students can expect to see increased access to free potable water wherever school meals are served.
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