NPI resource on safe water in schools was the Green Schools National Network #4 most-read blog post of 2021

Jan 8, 2022

A Green Schools National Network blog post about safe drinking water in schools written by Nutrition Policy Institute senior policy advisor, Christina Hecht, was the network's number four most-read blog in 2021. The post, originally written in February 2018, describes how drinking water is a healthy alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages for children. It further describes federal requirements that schools ensure access to drinking water where meals are served, explains concerns about lead and other potential drinking water contaminants and what to do about it, and shares additional resources for schools to help students ‘turn to the tap' to build healthy hydration habits. Hecht also leads the National Drinking Water Alliance, a project coordinated by NPI.

By Danielle L. Lee
Author - Director of Communications & Research Engagement
By Christina A Hecht
Contributor - UC ANR Nutrition Policy Institute Academic Coordinator