While this study shows most schools implementing the free drinking water requirement, further research is needed to ensure implementation at all public schools and address increased consumption of water, as opposed to sugar sweetened beverages, by students.
About the Study:
This study utilized data from the Bridging the Gap study. Information was collected by mail-back survey in nationally representative samples of U.S. public elementary, middle, and high schools from 2009-2010 to 2011-2012. The sample included 2931 unique schools with 3870 observations. School administrators and school food service personnel completed study modules.