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SVE receives a new water fountain/bottle filling station from Delta Dental Foundation

posted Nov 30, 2017, 10:55 AM by Allison Morris   [ updated Nov 30, 2017, 11:00 AM ]

We are thrilled to announce that Sandy Valley Elementary was among 54 schools in the state that will soon have a new water fountain/bottle filling station thanks to the Delta Dental Foundation.

SVE was among the winners of the DDF’s $200,000 Rethink Your Drink: Water’s Cool at School program, designed to encourage children to drink more water during the school day.

“We congratulate Sandy Valley on their award and hope this program helps the student body and staff see the benefits of drinking water regularly,” said Teri Battaglieri, Delta Dental Foundation director. “Not only do one out of three children face obesity due to consuming sugar-sweetened beverages, but drinking soda pop nearly doubles the risk of cavities in children.”

As part of the prize package, SVE also received reusable water bottles for ALL students and staff.

About the Delta Dental FoundatThe Delta Dental Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization established in 1980, which serves as the philanthropic arm of Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina. The foundation’s goals are to support education and research for the advancement of dental science, and to promote the oral health of the public through education and service activities, particularly for those with special needs. For more information, visit www.deltadentalmi.com.