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Increasing Access to Drinking Water in Schools: Strategies for Success
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When: Thu 19 May 2016
2pm - 3pm
Where: United States

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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

Health Scientist

School Health Branch

Division of Population Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH, MSHS

Assistant Professor

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.

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