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Denver International Airport, Denver, CO
Is your school relying on water fountains? Then take a tip from Denver International Airport.
Santa Barbara Unified School District, Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Unified School District began a pilot hydration project in 2010 with partners from the non-profit sector
that has flourished going into 2012. This experience provides an example of a school district working creatively to improve
the hydration of their students.
Turlock Unified School District, Turlock, CA
The district, located just East of the San Francisco Bay Area, installed drinking water stations
in some of its school cafeterias in 2011. The stations consist of a traditional water fountain combined with hydration station technology.
Bellevue Union School District, Santa Rosa, CA
In the winter of 2010-1, the district, located in the
northern San Francisco Bay Area, began installing
drinking water stations in the lunch rooms at its four elementary schools.
The stations consist of tall "glass-filler faucets" mounted on existing
Zane Middle School, Eureka, CA
Zane Middle School serves 700 seventh- and
eighth-graders in Eureka, a small city near the California/Oregon
border. A water station was installed in May
after a group of students spent two years working on ways to improve
drinking water access on campus.
Ceres Unified School District, Ceres, CAThe Ceres Unified School District leased water stations for three elementary schools in their district, located in California's Central Valley. Based on student response, they decided to expand districtwide to all elementary schools.
Fresno Unified School District, Fresno, CA
By the start of the 2011-2 school year, Fresno Unified
plans to promote water consumption by placing "Igloo" containers and paper
cups in all schools.
Earlimart School District, Earlimart, CA
In May of 2011, the Earlimart School District, located
in California's Central Valley, adopted a
policy with strong provisions around healthy beverages and water
consumption that exceed many state and federal requirements.
Newark Unified Elementary School, Newark, CA
In Newark, CA, a community just south of the San Francisco
Bay Area, the school food service director introduced an innovative way to
serve water to kids during meals. Using cafeteria funds, he purchased
beverage serving containers and cases of paper cups and filled the
containers with water and sliced fruit from commodity funds.
Oak Park Unified School District, Oak Park, CA
The Oak Park Unified School District, located in southern California
outside of Los Angeles, installed hydrations stations at all their school
sites, consisting of 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 2 high
schools with a total enrollment of about 4000 students. The units were
installed at cafeteria, gym, and library locations.
Sanger Unified School District, Sanger, CA
Sanger Unified School District, located outside of the Fresno area, plans
to comply with the new water requirements by setting up a Cambro, a
refillable beverage dispenser, at each cafeteria site on a cart with
disposable cups for the students. The district has already had this in
place for their afterschool programs.