H2O On the Go
Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation and Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation launched H20 On the Go as part of a shared initiative to improve the overall health and well-being of Illinois children. H20 On the Go allows Illinois elementary, middle and high schools selected for this program to have existing water fountains replaced with new water bottle-filling stations supplied by Elkay, based in Downers Grove.
H20 On the Go promotes easier access to drinking water for Illinois students while at school and helps encourage them to choose water instead of sugary beverages such as soda, juice and sports drinks. Besides the notable health benefits, the H20 On the Go refillable water stations help reduce waste and promote conservation efforts. Illinois schools who receive H20 On the Go water filling stations will also receive toothbrushes and reusable water bottles for their students.
“Through our H2O On the Go program, we are fulfilling our mission to improve the overall health of Illinois children by making drinking water more accessible to students throughout the state,” said Lora Vitek, executive director of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation. “With the new water bottle-filling stations, students will be able to stay hydrated and cut back on sugar consumption, reducing their risk of tooth decay.”
2020 H2O On the Go Recipients
Eighty-five Illinois schools received new water bottle filling stations in 2020, read more.