Nutrition Policy Institute researcher and policy advisor, Christina Hecht, will speak at an upcoming Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study online coffee chat Thurs., May 19, 2022, from 10-10:50 a.m. PT on Improving Drinking Water Equity & Access in Schools on. Hecht will share findings from evaluating the potential cost-effectiveness of a strategy to improve access to drinking water in California schools in collaboration with project partners Jessie Gouck from the California Department of Public Health and Joanne Seavy-Hultquist from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department. Speakers will discuss how improving access to safe and appealing drinking water can be a key part of creating a healthy school environment that will set children up for a healthy future. Participants will be able to connect and learn from others about current initiatives, opportunities, and challenges to increase access to quality drinking water in their schools and communities. Hecht also coordinates the National Drinking Water Alliance. Register for free online.