Most schools nationwide are complying with a new federal mandate to provide access to free drinking water for students during lunch, according to a recent study by researchers from the University of Illinois. The study follows reports that just about one-third of children are drinking the recommended six-to-eight cups of water daily. "In about 70% of schools they were using existing drinking fountains that had already been there. In about 20% of schools they were using other strategies," said Lindsey Turner, a health psychologist and the study's author.

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