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Schwarzenegger creates free drinking water law for Calif. schools

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We imagine even Michelle Obama would be proud of Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In the midst of a nationwide childhood obesity epidemic, the California just signed a law requiring free water be made available where food is served in schools.

“With this legislation, we are turning our goals into action that will help create a healthy foundation for California’s future,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement.

There needs to be law to make sure schools provide drinking water to children at lunch? Evidently, yes. A survey of California schools found 40 percent of those that responded didn’t offer students free water where they ate lunch.

Full story: Schwarzenegger makes free drinking water the law in Calif. schools