Evaluating the Impact of the Water in School Food Service Area Laws: Current Implementation and Future Policy Directions

Investigator: Anisha Patel, MD
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Location(s): United States


California legislation requires food service areas (FSAs) in school to provide free drinking water to students. This legislation aims to address the contribution of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) to rising obesity rates by ensuring the availability of a healthy alternative.

This study assesses access to water before and after legislation implementation and student water intake in school FSAs