Free Toolkit Shows The Importance of Providing Clean Water in Schools


Water is critical to children’s health and academic performance.  The Parents Making Waves toolkit will walk parents through the steps toward ensuring their children have access to safe, accessible, and appealing drinking water at school, including:

1)     Building a team dedicated to improving water access
2)     Conducting an inventory of existing drinking water sources
3)     Testing drinking water safety
4)     Choosing and funding new water delivery methods
5)     Promoting and educating about water consumption
6)     Developing water-related language for school wellness policies
7)     Monitoring results and sharing findings

This toolkit was created by the University of California, San Francisco, California Food Policy Advocates, and Enigami Ventures with support from the San Francisco Foundation. Research reported in this toolkit was also supported in part by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health under award number 5K23HD067305-05.

The toolkit is available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded for free here: