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Water in Child Care Settings

National Drinking Water Alliance

Boy drinking water

Drinking Water Best Practices for Child Care from National Drinking Water Alliance:

  • Offer with snacks INSTEAD of sugary drinks.

  • Offer during and after physical activity.

  • Put cups next to water faucets; have cups and pitchers of water on the table at mealtimes.

  • Provide each child with a child-sized refillable water bottle.

  • Promote water. Use Potter the Otter Drinks Water posters, books, and activities on site.

  • Make sure the water in the building is safe (free of lead and other toxins) and let parents know.


Download a helpful info graphic with best practices HERE.