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Study: Adding Water Machines to Cafeterias May Reduce Obesity

Education News – Grace Smith

“It is well-established that US kids are faced with an obesity epidemic that has put millions of young Americans at higher risk for developing multiple problematic health conditions. Rhodi Lee of Tech Times reports that a new study has found that an easy way to help students get healthier is simply by offering water in school cafeterias…The study found that it is possible that offering students fresh water in school may be linked to moderate weight loss. The children’s choice to drink water rather than milk, or other drinks filled with fattening ingredients, can make a long-term difference in the number of calories a child consumes daily…It has also been shown that water consumption can reduce hunger, which means that kids who drink from the water jets may just be eating less.”(more)