1000 water taps to be installed in school yards to get your (healthy) drink on

In a move to encourage children to drink less unhealthy soft drinks, there will be a thousand new water taps installed on school yards around the Netherlands in the next two years, reports RTLNieuws.

The person responsible for this is the State Secretary Paul Blokhuis, making strides toward discouraging lifestyle choices which contribute to health issues like obesity. According to Blokhuis, as these schoolyards are places where children go to socialise, play sport, and get their exercise done, the water taps will become a more nourishing alternative. Instead of typically running to the supermarket to buy a can of cola.

All schools involved will be reimbursed for three-quarters of the cost of installing the water taps. Blokhuis has allotted a total of 2 million euros for this initiative.

The water taps will be made available to the surrounding neighborhood, and can be used by anyone looking to get their (healthy) drink on! It’s important to stay hydrated as summer approaches, so keep an eye out for these taps.

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Kavana Desai
Kavana Desaihttps://medium.com/@kavanadesai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.

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