School Water Access, Food and Beverage Intake, and Obesity

Not Recruiting

Trial ID: NCT03181971


It is widely argued that the promotion of water consumption, as an alternative to sugar-sweetened beverages, can assist in childhood obesity prevention efforts. Yet no studies have tested this argument in real world schools where flavored milk or juices are available. This trial will fill gaps by examining how promoting fresh water intake-both in schools that do and do not provide access to caloric beverages -impacts children's consumption of food and beverages both during and outside of school, and obesity.

Official Title

The Impact of the School Water Access on Child Food and Beverage Intake and Obesity

Stanford Investigator(s)


Inclusion Criteria:

* 4th grade students, students in 4th grade combination classes who speak English or Spanish and who don't have health conditions that preclude intake of water
* School administrators and food service directors at study schools

Exclusion Criteria:

* Students not in the 4th grade or 4th grade combination classes
* Students who do not speak English or Spanish


behavioral: Water First

Not Recruiting

Contact Information

Stanford University
School of Medicine
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA 94305
Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH