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Study: Most students don't drink enough water

According to the Center for Disease Control, students don't drink enough water.

May 12, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Kids who drink water at school are less likely to be overweight, a recent study suggests, but the government says schools aren't providing enough water.

According to the Center for Disease Control, the vast majority of teens don't drink adequate amounts of water. Many schools don't serve water with lunch, and don't have enough water fountains.

When experts conducted a study at one school mandating that kids have enough water to drink, it led to a 30 percent decrease in weight risks.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture hasn't decided whether fountains at schools are sufficient, or if more needs to be done.

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