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Getting Back on Tap The Policy Context and Cost of Ensuring Access to Low-Cost Drinking Water in Mas


Adequate water intake may have important health benef?ts for schoolchildren. Layers of federal, state, and local policy are relevant to provision of water within schools. Recently passed state and federal laws require free drinking-water access for students during mealtimes.


Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Child, Chronic Disease, Nutrition, Obesity, School


Institutional Author:

Angie L. Cradock, ScD, Cara L. Wilking, JD, Sarah A. Olliges, MS, Steven L. Gortmaker, PhD





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