You Can Lead the Students to Water

March 16, 2015 5:32 PM

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You Can Lead the Students to Water

Placing self-serve electronic water dispensers in elementary and high schools significantly increased students’ interest in water as a lunch beverage, though the number choosing milk with meals dropped slightly at first, according to a study in the American Journal of Public Health.

The dispensers, called water jets, are clear plastic jugs with levers that dispense cooled tap water. Installing water jets in some New York City schools is part of a national anti-obesity program to encourage water consumption, but the effects on water and milk intake weren’t known, researchers sai...

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