In partnership with Refill Wales we’ve created a toolkit to encourage employers to promote drinking water to their staff. There are benefits to both the health of the staff in reducing plastic waste to make workplaces more sustainable. The toolkit comes with social media assets, posters and information for employers to support the promotion of drinking water in their own setting. The toolkit will launch in June 2021 and be available to download here.
Please check back for future updates.
Ensure water is freely available in preschools and schools
Preschool settings are encouraged to work with the Cardiff and Vale Healthy and Sustainable Pre-School Schemes to work towards achieving the status of becoming a healthy preschool. The scheme topics Nutrition and Oral Health, Physical Activity and Active Play, Environment, and Workplace Health align and support this work to ensure water is freely available in preschool settings.
The Healthy and Sustainable Pre-School Scheme is a national accreditation scheme which acknowledges pre-school settings as contributors to children’s health and wellbeing.
Contact your local scheme to find out more.
Cardiff – Email: Emma.Coleman@cardiff.gov.uk
Vale – Email: Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org or visit website for further information.
Schools are encouraged to work with the Welsh Network of Healthy Schools Scheme (WNHSS) who provides support for all schools and education settings to improve the health and wellbeing of pupils, staff and families. They provide information, teaching resources and advice. Topics covered by the scheme which align and support this work to ensure water is freely available in schools are Food and Fitness, Mental and Emotional Health and Well Being (development of a health promoting workplace) and the Environment.
Contact your Healthy Schools Team for more information:
Cardiff – Email: Karen Trigg email@example.com
Vale – Email: Christine Farr Christine.firstname.lastname@example.org
Examples of implementation:
Encourage children to bring in their own labelled bottles for use during the day
Ensure water fountains/refill stations are easily accessible and hygienic
Encourage Staff to role model good hydration habits to children – see above for information on hydration workplace toolkit or use labelled bottles