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Rethink Your Drink and Water’s Cool at School

Oct 11 2017

As part of its “Rethink Your Drink campaign,” the Delta Dental Foundation will launch its popular “Water’s Cool at School” program in Ohio.

The program, which first launched in Michigan in 2016, is designed to ensure children drink enough water during the school day and avoid sugar-sweetened beverages. The Delta Dental Foundation committed $100,000 toward replacing and installing new water filling stations to schools across Ohio that apply and are selected for the program.

Selected schools will have older drinking fountains replaced with new Elkay water fountain/bottle filling stations installed by Michigan-based Balfrey & Johnston. In addition, selected schools will receive reusable water bottles for students and staff.

“More than 50 percent of children and teens in the U.S. are not properly hydrated during the school day which can, among other things, impact cognitive function and energy levels,” said Teri Battaglieri, Delta Dental Foundation director. “When kids choose to quench their thirst with sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda pop, juice and sports drinks, this can have adverse effects on their teeth and their bodies.”

What a fantastic idea.  I am excited and hopeful this program will make it this way to Minnesota.

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