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Editorial
March 2016

The Power of a Simple Intervention to Improve Student HealthJust Add Water

Author Affiliations
  • 1College of Education, Boise State University, Boise, Idaho
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Growth and Nutrition Division, and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore
JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(3):199-200. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3798

Sometimes, a very simple intervention can have a powerful effect. The study by Schwartz and colleagues1 in this issue of JAMA Pediatrics adds to a growing body of evidence supporting the importance of providing drinking water access in schools. In this study,1 the findings demonstrate that water access in schools can promote healthy weight outcomes among students.

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