July 23, 2019

New quick-read versions of the National Drinking Water Alliance “Healthy Hydration” fact sheet are now available in English and Spanish. The factsheets highlight key reasons why water is a healthy choice for thirst-quenching. Access and download them both here.

Research shows that offering drinking water promotional material near a drinking water access point will increase water consumption.1 The new fact sheets are designed to be eye-catching and suitable for posting near a water fountain, in a kitchen or near another drinking water location.

The fact sheets feature a bilingual water droplet designed by graphic artists for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.  

1. Kenney EL, Gortmaker SL, Carter JE, Howe CW, Reiner JF, Cradock AL. Grab a Cup, Fill It Up! An Intervention to Promote the Convenience of Drinking Water and Increase Student Water Consumption During School Lunch. Am J Public Health. 2015; 105(9): 1777-1783.

July 10, 2019

This school year, teens at John Swett High School in Crockett, California took new steps to promote healthy hydration.  Recognizing the need to motivate their peers to hydrate with water—not unhealthy sugary drinks—at school, the students produced teen-designed signage and an engaging messaging campaign.

Eli Figueroa, a project coordinator at CalFresh Healthy Living, University of California, guided the students through their youth-led campaign’s development process. The teens then created weekly messages and produced video clips that their peers viewed during their second period class over the course of two months. The video clips highlighted the group’s message of the week, encouraging students to “Choose Smarter - Drink Water!”

To evaluate the effectiveness of their campaign, the teens designed and administered a student survey pre- and post-campaign. After two months, 52 percent of the students reported that they drank more water. Why? The students confirmed that they were r...

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