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Water Works

WATER PROMOTION

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Getting Started

If you haven’t done so already, it is ideal to gather a group of interested people (representing various parts of the school community; students, staff, parents, community members) to work together on earning this badge. In addition, make sure to engage the entire school community throughout your work, and provide opportunities for input. This will help increase buy-in from your school community.

Badge Benefits

Providing and promoting water to students is a great way to encourage everyone to make water their go-to beverage. Drinking water instead of other beverages can help prevent dental caries and promote health and well-being.

 

Steps To Earn This Badge

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Step 1 - Explore Your School Community

What drinks are commonly available within your school community (e.g., events, catered lunches, meetings, celebrations)? Is water available and accessible? Is there interest and opportunity to promote water as the ideal drink?
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Step 2 - Make a Plan and Have Fun Completing It

Use the information under Learn More, Helpful Tools and Activities and Badge Inspiration to create a plan that works for your school community. Involve all key partners and have completing your plan.
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Step 3 - Evaluate and Celebrate

Were your water promotion efforts successful? What worked well? Did you experience any challenges? How did you deal with them? Would you do things differently next time? Did you receive any feedback from students or parents? Celebrate! You should be proud of your efforts to boost nutrition at your school!
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Step 4 - Keep It Alive

How can you continue to make water the drink of choice within your school community? If you haven’t already, you may want to consider creating an ongoing healthy school committee. You may also want to consider developing school guidelines or policies for lasting change.

Badge Inspiration

  • Choose from the many activities in the Water Works Toolkit
  • Hold a ‘water promotion’ logo contest for water bottles
  • Design a bulletin board to promote water 
  • Promote water in the school newsletter and/or morning announcements