The online toolkit is organized into seven modules and includes customizable templates, and checklists and other tools to help schools and child care facilities to develop and implement a lead testing program. EPA is hosting a webinar on October 25 to introduce the new toolkit. Click here to register.
Additional toolkit features:
Provides a more nuanced discussion of the Action Level (the content of lead in tap water that should trigger action)
Kids love to play and it can often be challenging to get them to drink the right amount of water they need throughout the day. As part of a new requirement from USDA beginning October 1, 2017, child care providers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) must offer water throughout the day, in addition to making it available.
The National CACFP Sponsors Association (NCA), which provides support, education and resources to the CACFP community, has created a free toolkit, Grow Healthy Kids, Just Add Water, for child care providers to encourage water consumption.
This toolkit encourages kids to read about water in fun stories, explore water in play time, sing and dance to water-themed songs, and, of course, adding water to their diet in various ways. With a week-worth of lessons to 'just add water' to their daily routine, children are learning the importance of developing this healthy habit.
Download two new resources from the University of California, San Francisco to provide you with evidence-based strategies to help your community promote the consumption of water instead of sugary drinks in schools, child care facilities, parks, clinics, and other community-based sites.