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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.

Selected schools will receive reusable water bottles and toothbrushes for all students and staff. A Rethink Your Drink educational kit will also be provided to assist in educating your school on the importance of drinking water. 

Priority will be given to:

  • Communities with optimally fluoridated water,
  • Schools that have the highest rates of free and reduced price lunch, and
  • Schools that do not already have a 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 will be accepted through April 1, 2019. Click here to apply.

(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.

2018 School Recipients
School Name School City
Alden Elementary School Alden

Strawberry Elementary School

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


Page - Boone Community School District


West Hancock Elementary--West Hancock CSD

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