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A Trial of the Efficacy and Cost of Water Delivery Systems in San Francisco Bay Area Middle Schools, 2013

This study aimed to examine the efficacy and cost of two water delivery systems—water dispensers with cups and water coolers with cups—in increasing students’ lunchtime intake of water in lower-income middle schools. Twelve middle schools in the San Francisco Bay Area participated in a cluster randomized control trial in which they were assigned to one More

Date: July 2016

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: Beverages School & After School

Association Between Student Purchases of Beverages During the School Commute and In-School Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, San Francisco Bay Area, 2013

The objective of this study was to describe where students from lower-income, ethnically diverse communities obtain the sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) they drink during school lunchtime and to examine whether students who purchase beverages while traveling to and from school are more likely to drink SSBs during lunchtime. This cross-sectional study used survey data from 597 More

Date: December 2015

Resource Type: Journal Article

Focus Areas: Beverages School & After School

Water Works: A Guide to Improving Water Access and Consumption in Schools to Improve Health and Support Learning

The Water Works implementation guide can help interested individuals work with schools and community partners to increase access to free, high-quality drinking water sources in their schools. It provides a comprehensive description on how to start a school water program, including how to: 1) build a team and gather support for the program; 2) test More

Date: March 2014

Resource Type: Report

Focus Areas: Beverages School & After School

Examining Students’ Water Intake in Schools as a Tactic to Help Prevent Obesity

Federal and California state legislation requires schools to provide free drinking water where school lunches are served, yet many schools in California do not provide free water in school food service areas (FSAs). When water is provided, it is usually provided via fountains which may be unappealing to students, and studies are needed to understand More

Date: October 2012

Resource Type: Grant Summary

Focus Areas: Beverages Food Marketing Pricing & Economics School & After School