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Water Access in School

Drinking water contributes to good health and schools are in a unique position to promote healthy behaviors, including drinking water throughout the school day. Access to safe, free drinking water throughout the school campus helps increase water consumption and maintains adequate hydration, which may improve cognitive function. Access to free water before, during and after school hours enables students to make a healthy choice an easy choice.

Water Access in School Information Flyer

Increasing Access to Drinking Water and Other Healthier Beverages in Early Care and Education Settings

The purpose of this guide is to explain why early education child care centers and family child care homes should serve water to children and how to do it. It describes how serving water fits in with serving other beverages. The guide also includes information on how those participating in CACFP can remain in compliance with CACFP regulations in their efforts to serve water.


Increasing Access to Drinking Water in School - Use this short power point to promote drinking water access in school and get the word out to school staff, administrators, school board members, students and parents.

Water Access in Schools Checklist

ISU: Lift 4 Bottles of Water a day…and Drink them, too!
ISU: Eat to Compete: What You Should Know About Fluids
ISU: Bottled Water Know the Facts
Survey Sample
Water - Just Drink It! Poster
Water Access Poster 1
Water Access Poster 2
Water Access Poster 3


Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on July 23, 2016 at 8:12am.