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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, schools that have already received one Rethink Your Drink grant 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 Central Sales, Inc. Applications for 2022 were accepted through March 1, 2022. Please check back in January 2023 for additional opportunities.

2022 School Recipients

School Name School City

St. John Preschool and Childcare Center

Cedar Falls

St. Patrick Catholic School

Cedar Falls

North Cedar Lowden Elementary, North Cedar Community School District

Clarence

Southwest Valley High School

Corning

Blue Grass Elementary 

Davenport

Joshua Christian Academy

Des Moines

Hempstead High School

Dubuque

Grinnell Community Early Learning Center located in the Grinnell-Newburg School District

Grinnell

Harris-Lake Park Elementary 

Lake Park

Iowa Valley Elementary

Marengo

Newman Catholic Schools 

Mason City

Nashua-Plainfield School District

Nashua

Prairie City Elementary - Prairie City Monroe School District

Prairie City 

Nativity Center  Mater Dei School

Sioux City

Immaculate Conception School Mater Dei School

Sioux City

Waterloo Christian School

Waterloo

Webster City High School 

Webster City

Timothy Christian School - located in the AGWSR Public School District

Wellsburg

Woodward Academy School

Woodward

Click here to download a list of all Rethink Your Drink recipients.

2022 Outdoor Water Filling Stations Recipients

Park Name Park City

Central Park Nature Center 

Center Junction

East High School Baseball/Softball sports park

Des Moines

Roosevelt High School Baseball/Softball sports park

Des Moines

Water Works Park

Des Moines Water Works Park Foundation

Fredericksburg Park 

Fredericksburg

City Hall/Community Park Access

Greenfield

Tucker Park

Hiawatha

Monona City Park

Monona

Uhlenhopp Arboretum 

Newton

Greenbelt Trail

Stanton

Wellness Park Pavilion 

Washington

Click here to download a list of all Outdoor Water Filling Station recipients.