Start Date: December 2015

ID #: 73248

Principal Investigator: Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH, MSHS

Organization: Regents of the University of California, San Francisco

Funding Round: Round 9

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This award will support a natural experiment that will (1) examine the change in free drinking water access in Food Service Areas in California public schools from before to after Senate Bill 1413/Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act implementation; (2) assess changes in the proportion of schools with excellent water access and barriers and facilitators to providing excellent water access in a subsample of schools that have excellent and poor water access; and (3) investigate the addition of water language to district wellness policies over the past five years and if the strength/comprehensiveness of water language in the district wellness policy correlates with excellence in water access at the school.

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