When schools and community organizations promote the intake of water as an alternative to sugary beverages they can help prevent obesity and dental caries and improve overall well-being. Below, please see resources created by Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and her colleagues.
Water First: A Toolkit for Promoting Water Intake in Community Settings will provide you with evidence-based strategies to help your community promote the consumption of water instead of sugary drinks in schools, child care facilities, parks, clinics, and other community-based sites.
The Water First Fact Sheet can be downloaded here
The Water First Toolkit can be downloaded here
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