The Healthy Schools Initiative focuses on improving nutrition and physical activity in schools throughout San Antonio. The Healthy Schools Initiative supports First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative, the Healthier US Schools Challenge, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and School Specialty.
Healthy After School Programs
The Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) program provided a workshop to school districts in collaboration with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation and School Specialty. School districts received training, tools, and resources regarding healthy after school programming. The focus included consistency to USDA nutrition guidelines and incorporating physical activity into programming. Incentives for attending the workshop included free physical activity equipment.
Healthy Schools Meals
CPPW provided a workshop to school districts in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools” initiative. School districts received training, tools, and resources regarding healthy school meals. The focus included innovative techniques for nutritious school meals and increasing access to fruits and vegetables. Incentives for attending the workshop included a free salad bar(s).
The Healthy Schools Summit
The Healthy Schools Summit brought together superintendents and their leadership teams from various school districts across San Antonio, inviting them to share best practices and discuss some of the successes, goals, and challenges facing San Antonio schools in the areas of health, fitness, nutrition and social media. These summits laid the foundation for a series of other school opportunities to address health and wellness in San Antonio schools.
Student Ambassador Program
The Student Ambassador Program empowers San Antonio youth to educate their peers on healthy eating and active living. Click HERE to learn more about the Student Ambassador Program.