About Refresh Kansas

Refresh Kansas.org was created by the Bureau of Health Promotion at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). Refresh Kansas was designed to support the JUST ADD WATER! public health intervention to raise awareness about the benefits of water and the risks associated with consumption of sugary drinks to parents of children living in Shawnee County, KS.

The JUST ADD WATER public health intervention has received the official endorsement of the Kansas Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.”

The Bureau of Health Promotion at KDHE facilitated the development of JUST ADD WATER! in partnership with the following organizations:

    Media Advistory Council:

  • Brush Art Corporation
  • Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Weight Management Services - Kansas City, MO
  • Gizmo Pictures
  • KTWU - Public Broadcasting - Topeka
  • KPTS - Public Broadcasting - Wichita
  • Mother & Child Health Coalition - Kansas City, MO
  • WIBW TV - Topeka
  • William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, University of Kansas

    State and Community Partners:

  • Bureau of Family Health -KDHE
  • Bureau of Oral Health - KDHE
  • Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods
  • Kansas Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Oral Health Kansas

KDHE thanks each of these organizations and their representatives for contributing their time and expertise.

Refresh Kansas. Rethink your drink.
Your kids are already sweet. Don't add sugar. Just Add Water