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Creating Healthier School Concession Stands in San Antonio

Salud America! Growing Healthy Change

What happens when a school district’s wellness policy doesn’t cover student sports games or other after-school events? In one district in San Antonio, a Latino-majority city with approximately 63% of the residents being of Latino or Hispanic origin, a school board president drove a policy change to implement healthier menu options at concession stands during school-sanctioned after-school events.

With the support of various school officials, parents, and students, the new menu extends the district’s already-strong wellness policy to after-school hours and allows healthier items for students and parents.

Read more about how they did this at  http://www.communitycommons.org/sa_success_story/creating-healthier-school-concession-stands-in-san-antonio-texas/

Published on 04/19/2014