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7.Drinking water is available both indoors and outdoors throughout each day.

Documentation Needed

•Photos showing outdoor water source.  Permanent structures must demonstrate that they are operational.
•Written procedure describing how drinking water is available indoors and outdoors throughout each day.

Why Is This Important

"The purpose of this rule is to prevent dehydration and heat exhaustion. Children do not adapt to extremes in temperature as effectively as adults. Children produce more metabolic heat per mass unit than adults when walking or running. They also have a lower sweating capacity and cannot dissipate heat by evaporation as quickly."( Section%2013%20%20Parent%20Notification%20&%20Child%20Security.pdf [Family and RC Rule Interpretation Manual]. (2013.).

Helpful Websites  (information on teaching children the importance of drinking water from the National Food Service Management Institute)

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