Results from a survey of greater Wellington schools reveals 28% of schools with a ‘water-only’ policy compared to the 10% of schools reported by the Ministry of Education. The survey also identified schools that wanted support, and lessons were shared that may be useful to schools implementing, planning or considering a ‘water-only’ policy. Making schools ‘water-only’ could be a first step in changing our children's environment to prevent obesity. Small steps but encouraging reading. Read more.
Healthy Futures are presenting a submission asking Porirua City Council to install water fountains with bottle refilling stations and we need your help.
Water stations are a simple and positive tool in local council’s toolkits that can help address health issues such as dental care and preventable diseases such as type 2 diabetes in children.
Porirua's children have high rates of tooth decay as this article highlights.