Navigation Links
Most schools meet USDA drinking water mandate; more steps needed to encourage consumption
Date:4/8/2014

, and one-fourth of adolescents drink less than one serving of water a day. In lieu of water, many kids drink sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), which can contribute to obesity and dental problems.

The USDA requirement was designed to give students better access to free drinking water during lunchtime. Investigators found that most schools met the requirement through drinking fountains in the cafeteria, water pitchers on lunch tables, cups to use at drinking fountains, or by providing free bottled water. While most schools were in compliance with the new regulations, the study found that schools in the South were more likely to meet the requirement than schools in any other region of the United States. "This is consistent with other nationally-representative research showing that school districts in the South have made faster progress in developing nutrition-related school wellness policies, and that they have stronger policies than do districts in other regions of the US," says corresponding author Lindsey Turner, PhD, Research Scientist at the Institute for Health Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The study also looked at potential obstacles that might prevent students from taking advantage of free drinking water. Researchers found that although most study respondents indicated that the drinking fountains in their school were "clean" or "very clean," there was still worry about drinking fountain cleanliness. Water quality was also an issue, with about one-quarter of middle and high school students attending schools where respondents indicated they were at least "a little" concerned about the quality of the drinking water.

Another issue that might prevent students from fully utilizing the free drinking water is ease of access and use of drinking fountains. "Although many schools rely on water fountains," explains Dr. Turner, "fountains may not be very effective at encouraging water consumption. The elementary st
'/>"/>

Contact: Eileen Leahy
andjrnlmedia@elsevier.com
732-238-3628
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Schools help kids choose carrots over candy bars
2. Vinyl flooring linked to potentially harmful substances at schools and daycare centers
3. Schools should provide opportunities for 60 minutes of daily physical activity to all students
4. Schools should provide students with daily physical activity, IOM recommends
5. Preordering lunch increases healthy entree selection in elementary schools
6. Growing talent -- schools to provide vital knowledge for food security
7. Interactive eco-schools
8. Academy of Natural Sciences receives major grant for program to protect drinking water
9. Lasers offer an automated way to test drinking water
10. Finnish researchers develop quick test kit for detecting phenolic compounds in drinking water
11. Gallo Center scientists identify key brain circuits that control compulsive drinking in rats
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2015)... 24, 2015  Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA ... today announced that Sharp has selected its industry-leading ... for its latest flagship smartphone device, the AQUOS ... million shipments of its fingerprint ID sensor technology, ... scalability and leadership in the biometrics market through ...
(Date:6/23/2015)... Minn. , June 23, 2015   ... company that supports the entire spectrum of clinical ... iMedNet ™ , the company,s intuitive, ... been awarded a Silver 2015 Stevie® Award by ... Health Products & Services Website category.  The American ...
(Date:6/23/2015)... June 23, 2015  Crossmatch™, a leading ... today announced enhanced functionality of its DigitalPersona ... The enhancements build on the native flexibility ... Altus platform and provide expanded mobile credential ... In today,s environment of increasing cyber-attacks and ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Synaptics Brings Natural ID Technology to Sharp's Newest Flagship Smartphone 2MedNet Solutions' iMedNet eClinical Wins Silver Stevie Award 2Crossmatch Releases Enhanced DigitalPersona Altus Advanced Authentication Functionality 2
... anti-retroviral therapy) has emerged as an extremely effective HIV ... can never truly eradicate the virus as some HIV ... suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (SAHA), recently approved as a leukemia ... HIV, making it an attractive candidate to weed out ...
... RICHLAND, Wash. -- Single oxygen atoms dancing on a ... have helped chemists better understand how water splits into ... visualized a chemical reaction that had previously only been ... the chemistry needed to generate hydrogen fuel from water ...
... A new Queen,s University study shows that detergents used to ... toxicity to fish, making it more harmful. "The detergents ... long term because the dispersed oil is diluted and degraded," ... they increase the bioavailability and toxicity of the fuel to ...
Cached Biology News:Dancing 'adatoms' help chemists understand how water molecules split 2Dancing 'adatoms' help chemists understand how water molecules split 3
(Date:6/25/2015)... 2015 Current asthma medications, which work ... by dilating the airways, can stop working over ... and Women,s Hospital and Harvard Medical School supports ... certain sensory nerve endings in the lungs that ... in the journal Neuron on June ...
(Date:6/25/2015)... , ... June 25, 2015 , ... ... State University will enjoy (8) new chemistry laboratories, each exclusively using filtered fume ... Erlab’s team finished installing the (49) filtered fume hoods needed for their Organic, ...
(Date:6/25/2015)... , June 25, 2015  The Galien Awards ... of Genome Sciences and Medical Genetics at the University ... Pro Bono Humanum Award at the ninth annual Prix ...   The Pro Bono Humanum Award ... is the first woman recipient of the award.   ...
(Date:6/25/2015)... June 25, 2015 iAngels ... with Startup Nation,s leading angels and gain access to ... Darya Fuks as Portfolio Manager.  , ,Fuks, a ... lead iAngels, deal flow and due diligence activities for ... all iAngels portfolio companies. An investment banker with deep ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Targeting Nerve Endings To Curb Allergic Asthma 2Targeting Nerve Endings To Curb Allergic Asthma 3Targeting Nerve Endings To Curb Allergic Asthma 4Targeting Nerve Endings To Curb Allergic Asthma 5This Summer Erlab Completes the Largest Installation of Filtered Fume Hoods in the World 2The Prix Galien USA Awards Committee Selects Professor Mary-Claire King as 2015 Pro Bono Humanum Honoree 2The Prix Galien USA Awards Committee Selects Professor Mary-Claire King as 2015 Pro Bono Humanum Honoree 3Former J.P. Morgan Vice President Darya Fuks Joins iAngels 2Former J.P. Morgan Vice President Darya Fuks Joins iAngels 3
... 27 Following the successful acquisition of,Drug Development ... organization, announced today that it has fully,integrated its ... branded as,Chiltern Early Phase., Chiltern Early Phase ... pharmaceutical industry via its two well established units ...
... 26 Based on its recent analysis,of the ... presents Kionix, Inc. with the 2008 Global Frost ... a leadership position,in analog output accelerometer products, and ... KXSC7 accelerometer release, a natural extension of,its product ...
... Industries is,pleased to announce the addition of long ... newest member on their Board of Directors., ... Mr.,Skiven oversaw during his 15 years as Executive ... logical that he would join the board of ...
Cached Biology Technology:Chiltern Early Phase: Fully Integrated and Business Ready 2Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Kionix's Dominance in the MEMS Accelerometers Market Through Product Line Strategy 2Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Kionix's Dominance in the MEMS Accelerometers Market Through Product Line Strategy 3Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Kionix's Dominance in the MEMS Accelerometers Market Through Product Line Strategy 4GM Exec Joins Bio-Reaction Industries' Board of Directors 2
Goat polyclonal to SART3 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide: MSNADFAKLFLRK, corresponding to C terminal amino acids 951-963 of Human SART3 Entrez Gene ID: 9...
... The FastPlax Antibody is used to detect ... the surface of infected cells as early ... basis of the FastPlax Titer Kit, which ... 25-48 hours. The FastPlax Antibody ...
Alexa Fluor 647 anti-mouse IL-12 (Interleukin-12) / IL-23 (Interleukin-23) p40 25 ug...
PKC (pSer345), phospho-specific...
Biology Products: