Water First Tool Kit
On July 5, 2016, the “Water First: A Toolkit for Promoting Water Intake in Community Settings” was released online. “Water First” is a resource from the University of California, San Francisco to provide individuals, organizations and communities with evidence-based strategies to help promote the consumption of water instead of sugary drinks in schools, child care facilities, parks, clinics, and other community-based sites. The tool kit includes examples of messages and materials used by successful water promotion campaigns, as well as promotional strategies. The Water First Toolkit helps communities design and implement activities and messaging to promote water intake.
The tool kit was authored by Anisha I. Patel, MD, MSPH, Amilie Hecht and Sarah Buck from the UCSF Division of General Pediatrics. Contributing organizations included the Nutrition Policy Institute, University of California Office of the President; Rural Community Assistance Corporation; Community Water Center; Enigami Ventures; The California Endowment; California Food Policy Advocates; and Cultiva La Salud (formerly known as the Central California Regional Obesity Prevention Program). The development of the toolkit was supported through funding from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development of the National Institutes of Health (R13HD075498).
Please see: Tool-Kit