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EES Awarded a Water Fountain Grant!


Posted Date: 04/24/2019

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We have exciting news to share with you! Healthy Active Arkansas (HAA) has released their Rethink Your Drink: Choose Water! grant as part of their sugar-sweetened beverage reduction campaign. This campaign aims to provide schools with water bottle filling stations to increase access to drinking water for students and staff. HAA will provide grant recipients with the fountain pictured below to retrofit existing drinking fountains.

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Eastside participated in this campaign by writing a grant-with a lot of help from Mrs. Sara Long, our district nutrition director-and we won! We will receive new water filling stations/water fountains to replace exisiting ones! We are so excited about this opportunity to provide even more healthy choices for students and reduce our carbon footprint by using less plastic and more reusable water cups!