Title: Increasing Access to Drinking Water in Schools: Strategies for Success
Description: Access to drinking water in schools is part of a supportive school nutrition environment. Providing access to drinking water gives students a healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages, helps to increase students’ overall water consumption, and maintain hydration which is important for learning. Presenters will describe the benefits of providing students with access to drinking water during the school day, successful strategies for addressing water access in schools, and tools to support these changes.
Caitlin Merlo, MPH, RD
School Health Branch
Division of Population Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH, MSHS
Division of General Pediatrics and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies
University of California, San Francisco
Angie Cradock, Sc.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
When: May 19, 2016, 2-3 EST (11-12 PST)
Dial: (312) 757-3119
Access Code: 160-208-781
Primary Audience: 1305 School Health Grantees and community health grantees, other school nutrition stakeholders interested in water access.