The WATER Act was re-introduced in the 117th Congressional session. It is the same as last year’s version and would provide a major federal investment in our nation’s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. It includes significant funds for school water infrastructure. Nearly $35 billion a year would be dedicated without further appropriation, via a trust fund. The Water Act of 2021: Provides $34.85 billion/year for drinking water and wastewater improvements; Creates a
The Notah Begay III (NB3) Foundation has released a new interactive resource for communities interested in increasing consumption of drinking water in place of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB). “Increase Healthy Beverage Consumption and Reduce Sugar-Sweetened Beverages (SSBs): A Community Roadmap,” displays easy-to-understand concepts, developed from high-level research.
The Roadmap guides users through five steps, each offering specific information, links and resources. Reco
The UConn Rudd Center and 1,000 Days have released two new videos that dispel the marketing hype about fruit drinks and toddler milks, inform parents about why they are not recommended for young children, and encourage parents to “keep it simple, keep it real” by serving water and plain milk to their toddlers. Fruit drinks video Toddler milks video Healthy Drinks for Toddlers resource page Nearly one-third of toddlers consume sugary drinks at age 1, rising to almost half of 2