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ERIC Number: ED546835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
Strategies for Improving Access to Drinking Water in Schools
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Water consumption is important for students' cognition, dental health, and physical health. The availability and promotion of free water during the school day has been shown to increase water consumption and may prevent school children from being overweight. This brief highlights areas where local school wellness policies (i.e., wellness policies) address water accessibility and where policy opportunities exist. It summarizes policy actions taken by public school districts from 2011-2012 school year from the Bridging the Gap (BTG) study. All policies were collected and coded by BTG researchers using a standardized method based on evidence-based guidelines and recommendations from expert organizations and agencies. Complete details about how these data were collected and compiled are available in the companion methods documentation (see ED546842).
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)