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MPS Hydration Station Application


ReThink Your Drink, Every Sip Counts, is a community-driven initiative to increase availability of healthy beverages, especially water, across the city. With Statewide Health Improvement Partnership funding made possible by the Minneapolis Health Department, MPS Culinary & Wellness Services (CWS) is proud to partner with MPS Facilities to offer an opportunity for school communities to apply for a hydration station. All MPS schools are eligible to apply. Application is available online. Schools are strongly encouraged to refer to the scoring rubric when completing the application.


Hydration Station Application

Strong applicants will demonstrate a clear need for drinking water upgrades and describe community readiness to encourage students to drink water throughout the school day. Additionally, applicants must identify at least one person/champion that is committed to ensuring implementation of the proposed educational activities at the school. The end goal is to make it easier and more appealing for the entire school community: students, staff, and families to drink water. (Learn more)


Applications must be submitted online by midnight Friday, February 7, 2020.


Question about the application can be submitted to


Minneapolis Department of Health has launched a new campaign – ReThink Your Drink, Every Sip Counts.

Learn about sugary drinks and healthier options.

Ways to take action: 

Use printable resources to provide visual representations, below are infographics provided by the Minnesota Department of Health to use in your school.

Encourage students to learn how to read and understand a nutrition label.

Provide educational opportunities for students. Invite district dietitian, Ashley Nitzkorski, to visit your school and speak to students about Rethink Your Drink initiatives.