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Rethink Your Drink

Schools that are selected for the Rethink Your Drink program will have an old drinking fountain replaced with a new Elkay water fountain/bottle filling station. Access to an online Rethink Your Drink educational kit is also provided to assist in educating your school on the importance of drinking water.

Please note, newly eligible in this year's round of grants are schools that have already received one Rethink Your Drink grant and may now apply for an additional station. Priority will be given to:

  • Schools that have the highest rates of free and reduced price lunch and
  • Schools that have one or fewer water bottle filling station installed in their building.

Rethink Your Drink is supported by the Healthiest State Initiative, Iowa Department of Public Health Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Iowa Public Health Association, Iowa Department of Education, and In Depth Marketing. Applications for 2021 closed on February 5, 2021. 

2020 School Recipients

School Name School City

Ballard West Elementary 


Clayton Ridge 


Community Christian School

Fort Dodge

Coon Rapids-Bayard Elementary

Coon Rapids

Drexler Middle School


Fairbank Elementary School


Franklin Elementary

Council Bluffs

Hawthorne Elementary


La Salle Catholic School

Holy Cross

Lewis Central Krefrt Primary School

Council Bluffs

Lincoln Elementary School

Fort Madison

Monroe Elementary


Pleasantville Junior High


Prairie City Elementary

Prairie City

Prince of Peace Catholic School


Sacred Heart School


Seton Catholic School 


St. Benedict School


St. Luke the Evangelist Catholic School 


Storm Lake Elementary School 

Storm Lake

Summit Schools

Cedar Rapids 

Timothy Christian School


Wapsie Valley CSD - Readlyn Elementary


Waterloo Christian School 


Waverly-Shell Rock Lied Center 


Woodward Academy


YWCA Clinton


(In 2019, free and reduced price lunch rates for awarded schools ranged from 7-100%.)

Click here to download the 2019 Rethink Your Drink recipients.

2019 School Recipients

School Name School City
Alburnett Elementary School Alburnett
Ames Middle School Ames
Anamosa Middle School Anamosa
Ankeny CSD- Ankeny High School Ankeny
Ankeny CSD- Crocker Elementary Ankeny
Aurora Heights Elementary Newton
Bailey Park Elementary Grinnell
BCLUW Elementary Conrad
Bishop Heelan Dual Language Academy Sioux City
Blue Grass Elementary Blue Grass
Burlington CSD- Aldo Leopold Middle School Burlington
Burlington CSD- Black Hawk Elementary Burlington
Camanche Elementary Camanche
Camanche High School Camanche
Carlisle CSD- Carlisle Elementary Carlisle
Carlisle CSD- Carlisle Middle School Carlisle
Carlisle CSD- Hartford Upper Elementary Carlisle
Carter Lake Elementary Carter Lake
Center Point-Urbana Intermediate School Urbana
Chariton Middle School Chariton
Christ the King Catholic School Des Moines
Collins-Maxwell Middle & High School Maxwell
Council Bluffs CSD- Edison Elementary Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs CSD- Bloomer Elementary Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs CSD- Lewis Central Middle School Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs CSD- Roosevelt Elementary Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs CSD- Rue Elementary Council Bluffs
Crossroads Park Elementary West Des Moines
Davenport CSD- Buchanan Elementary Davenport
Davenport CSD- Garfield Elementary Davenport
Davenport CSD- Harrison Elementary Davenport
Davenport CSD- Jefferson Elementary Davenport
De Sales Catholic School Ossian
Des Moines Public Schools - Hanawalt Elementary Des Moines
Des Moines Public Schools - Merrill Middle School Des Moines
Des Moines Public Schools - Stowe Elementary Des Moines
Dubuque CSD - Alternative Learning Center Dubuque
Dubuque CSD - Audubon Elementary Dubuque
Eagle Heights Elementary Clinton
Earlham Elementary Earlham
Eddyville Elementary Eddyville
Epworth Elementary Epworth
Essex Elementary Essex
Fairmeadows Elementary West Des Moines
Fairview Elementary Grinnell
Fellhaver Elementary Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge Middle School Fort Dodge
Fort Madison Middle School Fort Madison
Franklin Elementary School Muscatine
Gladbrook-Reinbeck Elementary Reinbeck
Glenwood CSD - Glenwood Middle School Glenwood
Glenwood CSD - Northeast Elementary Glenwood
Grant Elementary Albia
Harlan Community Primary School Harlan
Harris - Lake Park Elementary Lake Park
Hartley Melvin Sanborn Middle School Sanborn
Herbert Hoover Elementary Bettendorf
Holstein Elementary Holstein
Horace Mann Elementary Ottumwa
Inman Primary School Red Oak
Ireton Elementary Hawarden
Johnston CSD - Lawton Elementary Johnston
Johnston CSD - Timber Ridge Elementary Johnston
Keokuk High School Keokuk
Keokuk Middle School Keokuk
Kingsley-Pierson Elementary Kingsley
Lambert Elementary Manchester
Laurens-Marathon Middle School Laurens
Lawton-Bronson Elementary Bronson
Lincoln Elementary Boone
Lincoln Elementary Osage
Manson Northwest Webster Elementary School Barnum
Melcher-Dallas Elementary Dallas
Missouri Valley Elementary Missouri Valley
Monroe Elementary Monroe
Nashua-Plainfield Elementary Nashua
Nashua-Plainfield Junior/HS Nashua
Neil Armstrong Elementary Eldridge
Neil Armstrong Elementary Bettendorf
New Hampton Elementary New Hampton
Northeast Elementary Ankeny
North Ridge Elementary Grimes
Notre Dame Catholic School Cresco
Novak Elementary Marion
Ogden Elementary Ogden
Okoboji High School Milford
Panorama Elementary School Panora
Pierce Elementary Cedar Rapids
Prairie Edge High School Cedar Rapids
Ridge View Middle School Early
River Woods Elementary Des Moines
Rivermont Collegiate Bettendorf
Rolling Green Elementary Urbandale
Roosevelt Middle School Dubuque
Sacred Heart - Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools Sioux City
Shelby County Catholic School Harlan
Shell Rock Elementary  Shell Rock
Shenandoah Elementary Shenandoah
Sibley-Ocheyedan Elementary Sibley
Sloan Elementary Sloan
South Central Calhoun CSD - SCC Elementary Rockwell City
South Central Calhoun CSD- SCC High School Lake City
Southeast Polk CSD - Delaware Elementary Des Moines
Southeast Polk CSD - Willowbrook Elementary Altoona
Spalding Park Elementary Sioux City
St. Augustin Des Moines
St. Cecilia School Ames
St. Edwards - Cedar Valley Catholic Schools Waterloo
St. Joseph Elementary School Des Moines
St. Matthew Elementary Cedar Rapids
St. Patrick Catholic School Cedar Falls
St. Paul Lutheran School Fort Dodge
Stilwell Junior High School West Des Moines
Storm Lake CSD - East Early Childhood Center Storm Lake
Storm Lake CSD - Storm Lake Middle School Storm Lake
Sumner-Fredericksburg Middle School Fredericksburg
Sunnyside Elementary Burlington
Trinity Catholic School Protivin
Trinity Lutheran School Boone
Valley Lutheran School Cedar Falls
Vernon Middle School Marion
Victory Christian Academy Indianola
Waterloo CSD - Cunningham Elementary Waterloo
Waterloo CSD - Expo ALC Waterloo
Waterloo CSD - Highland Elementary Waterloo
Waterloo CSD - Lou Henry Elementary Waterloo
Waterloo CSD - Orange Elementary Waterloo
Waverly Shell Rock CSD - Margaretta Carey Elementary Waverly
Waverly Shell Rock CSD - Southeast Elementary Waverly
Waverly Shell Rock CSD - West Cedar Elementary Waverly
Webster City CSD - Webster City High School Webster City
Webster City CSD - Webster City Middle School Webster City
Webster City CSD - Sunset Heights Elementary Webster City
Webster Elementary Urbandale
West Central Valley - Stuart Elementary Stuart
West Central Valley - Stuart High School Stuart
West Liberty Early Learning Center West Liberty
Westridge Elementary West Des Moines
Whittier Elementary School Clinton
Winterset Elementary Winterset
Woodbine Community School Woodbine
Woodward Academy  Woodward

2018 School Recipients

School Name School City
Alden Elementary School Alden
Strawberry Elementary School Anamosa
Atlantic Middle School (Atlantic Community Schools) Atlantic
Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Community School District - Blakesburg Elementary Blakesburg
Davis County Community School District Elementary Building Bloomfield
Davis County Community School District Middle School Building Bloomfield
Franklin Elementary  Boone Community School District Boone
Page - Boone Community School District Boone
West Hancock Elementary--West Hancock CSD Britt
Cedar Rapids Community School District Taylor Elementary Cedar Rapids
Garfield Elementary Cedar Rapids
Johnson Steam Academy Cedar Rapids
Roosevelt Creative Corridor Business Academy/ Cedar Rapids Community School District Cedar Rapids
Columbus Elementary - Chariton Community School District Chariton
Roosevelt Elementary School (Cherokee County) Cherokee
Clarinda Community Schools  Clarinda 
Council Bluffs Community School District - Wilson Middle School Council Bluffs 
Danbury Catholic School (MVAOCOU) Danbury
Washington Elementary, Davenport Community School District Davenport
Southeast Webster-Grand Elementary Dayton
Carver Elementary Des Moines
Central Academy, Des Moines Independent Community School District Des Moines
Edmunds Elementary Des Moines
Greenwood Elementary Des Moines
Howe Elementary Des Moines Public School  Des Moines
Jackson Elementary Des Moines
Jefferson Elementary, Des Moines Independent Community School District Des Moines
Jesse Franklin Taylor Education Center Des Moines
King Elementary  Des Moines
Lovejoy Elementary, Des Moines Independent Community School District Des Moines
McKinley Elementary Des Moines
Pleasant Hill Elementary, Des Moines Independent Community School District Des Moines
Samuelson Elementary Des Moines Public Schools Des Moines
St. Anthony School Des Moines
Eddyville Blakesburg Fremont Community School District - EBF Junior/Senior High School Eddyville 
North Union Community School District Fenton
Butler Elementary Fort Dodge Community School District Fort Dodge
Fort Madison Community High School-Fort Madison Community School District Fort Madison 
Fredericksburg Elementary, Sumner-Fredericksburg School District Fredericksburg
GMG Elementary School-GMG School District Garwin
Davis Elementary School Grinnell-Newburg School District Grinnell
Greene County Community School District / High School Jefferson
CWL Elementary - LuVerne Community School District Lu Verne
Hoover Elementary - Mason City Community School District Mason City
Mason City Community School District, Roosevelt Elementary Mason City
Morning Sun Community School Morning Sun 
Mount Ayr Elementary School Mount Ayr 
Jefferson Elementary School Muscatine
Clark Elementary New London Community School District New London
Woodrow Wilson Elementary, Newton Community School District Newton
Pocahontas Area Community School District - Elementary School Pocahontas 
Pocahontas Area School District Pocahontas 
Hubbard-Radcliffe Radcliffe
Clay Central Everly CSD Royal
Stratford Elementary, Stratford Community School Stratford 
West Central Valley Dexter Elementary Stuart
West Central Valley Middle School Stuart
Jensen Elementary - Urbandale Community School District  Urbandale
Enarson Elementary/Villisca Community School District Villisca
Wapello Elementary School of the Wapello Community School District Wapello 
Pleasant View Elementary Webster City

2017 School Recipients

School Name School City
Washington Elementary School  Atlantic
Schuler Elementary Atlantic
Futures Alternative High School Boone
North Hill Elementary School Burlington
Charter Oak-Ute Elementary Charter Oak
Jefferson Elementary School Clinton
Bluff Elementary Clinton
Crestview School of Inquiry Clive
Roundy Elementary Columbus Junction
Monroe Elementary Des Moines
Moulton Elementary Des Moines
Willard Elementary Des Moines
Capitol View Elementary Des Moines
Hoyt Middle School Des Moines
North High School Des Moines
Callahan Middle School Des Moines
Morris Elementary Des Moines
Garton Elementary Des Moines
Brubaker Elementary Des Moines
Hoover High School Des Moines
Madison Elementary Des Moines
Phillips Elementary Des Moines
Fulton Elementary School Dubuque
Prescott Elementary School Dubuque
Dubuque Community School District Dubuque
Thomas Jefferson Middle School Dubuque
Eagle Grove High School Eagle Grove
Emmetsburg High School Emmetsburg
Dyersville Elementary Dyersville 
Hawarden Elementary - West Sioux Schools Hawarden
Greene County Elementary School Jefferson
George Washington Elementary School Keokuk
Central Decatur Community Schools Leon
Hoglan Elementary School Marshalltown
Lenihan Intermediate School Marshalltown
Fisher Elementary - Marshalltown Community School District  Marshalltown
Harding Elementary - Mason City Community Schools Mason City
Franklin Elementary School Muscatine
Madison Elementary Muscatine
Central Middle School Muscatine
Emerson Hough Elementary School Newton
Thomas Jefferson Elementary - Newton Community School District Newton
Liberty Elementary - Ottumwa Community School District Ottumwa
Wilson Elementary - Ottumwa Community School District Ottumwa
James Elementary - Ottumwa Community School District Ottumwa
St. Patrick School Perry
Morningside Elementary Sioux City
Lincoln Elementary - Spencer Community Schools District Spencer
Storm Lake Elementary School Storm Lake
Southwest Valley Middle School - Villisca Community School District Villisca
Irving Elementary Waterloo
Lowell Elementary School Waterloo
Kittrell Elementary School Waterloo
Walnut Creek Campus West Des Moines
Hillside Elementary West Des Moines