Are you Ready to Offer Water? Watch now: Webinar for CACFP Providers

CACFP’s new meal standards go into effect on October 1, 2017 including a requirement to make water available and offer it to children throughout the day. Are you ready? Watch the recording of “Ready, Set, Go! Drinking Water for Children in After-School and Child Care Programs,” an informative and lively webinar offering best practices, resources, research, and advice on assuring access to drinking water and supporting a successful implementation of beverage requirements in the new CACFP meal pattern. Click to watch here. Speakers from the Nutrition Policy Institute and the USDA help you discover fun and effective ways to meet the CACFP water requirements and promote drinking water in childca

California High School Students Successfully Advocate for Hydration Stations

Standing in front of the June 2017 John Swett Unified School District School Board meeting, teens from John Swett High School (JSHS) in Crockett, CA advocated for the need for hydration stations in their school. This was the culmination of Project 4-H2O, a Youth-Led Participatory Research Project conducted by the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in Contra Costa County. Earlier in the year, an environmental scan of JSHS revealed that while there were eight water fountains throughout the school, some did not work properly and some did not have sufficient water flow, making access to water a challenge. Recognizing the need for research-based information to address this issu

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