Environmental Change

Initiative Description: Signage promoting water and disposable cups were installed near water sources.

Study Results: Percentage of students in intervention schools observed drinking water during lunch nearly doubled and the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages declined.

Reference: Kenney, E. L., Gortmaker, S. L., Carter, J. E., Howe, M. C. W., Reiner, J. F., & Cradock, A.
L. (2015). Grab a cup, fill it up! An intervention to promote the convenience of drinking water and increase student water consumption during school lunch. American Journal of Public Health, 105(9), 1777-1783.

Level of Evidence: 3 out of 5 stars Very Good