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Take Action to Put Drinking Water in Your School's Wellness Policy

The USDA recently released its final rule on school wellness policies. All schools participating in the National School Lunch Program will need to have a stronger wellness policy put in place by June 30, 2017.

Now is a great opportunity for schools to incorporate drinking water quality, access and promotion when writing or revising their local School Wellness Policy. Go to Take Action for resources for developing a School Wellness Policy that includes strong language on drinking water.

To learn even more about how to develop a School Wellness Policy in your school district, you're welcome to join our friends at the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, CDC and USDA for an informative webinar. Please register below:

Local Wellness Policies Webinar with the CDC & USDA

September 7, 2016, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. PST // 1-2pm EST

From the Organizers:

"Due to high demand, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have scheduled a second webinar on Sept. 7 about the local wellness policy final rule. Join us at 1 p.m. ET to learn how your school can start making changes before the implementation deadline (June 30, 2017) and what tools and resources are available to support your efforts."

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