Amanda Elementary Quenches Thirst with Delta Dental Foundation Prize

Amanda Elementary, a Middletown City School District school, is among 18 schools is the state that will soon have two brand new bi-level water fountains/bottle filling stations thanks to the Delta Dental Foundation (DDF).

Amanda Elementary was among the winners of the DDF’s $100,000 Rethink Your Drink: Water’s Cool at School program, designed to encourage children to drink more water during the school day.

“We congratulate Amanda Elementary 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 their prize package, Amanda Elementary also received reusable water bottles for students and staff.

“On behalf of Amanda Elementary I would like to say a big, "THANK YOU"? for our new Water Fountain/Filling Stations. We are very excited about them and pleased to be announced a Winner,” said Beth Hendricks, Amanda Elementary Principal.