Boardman is among a select group of school buildings across Ohio chosen for Delta’s $100,000 Rethink Your Drink: Water’s Cool at School Program, designed to encourage children to drink more water during the school day.
Boardman Food Service Director Natalie Winkle applied for the grant and says, “I’m always looking for ways to help our students become healthier. Thanks to Delta and the fun new water bottle filling stations, our students and staff can drink more water and have fun doing it!”
As part of their prize package, Boardman High School also will receive reusable water bottles for the entire student body and staff. The grant also pays for installation of the new drink stations the district hopes to have in place before the new year.
“We congratulate Boardman School District on their award and hope this program helps the student body and staff see the benefits of drinking water regularly,” said Teri Battaglieri, Delta Dental Foundation director. “Not only do one out of three children face obesity due to consuming sugar-sweetened beverages, but drinking soda pop nearly doubles the risk of cavities in children.”