Bringing Healthy Habits to Schools
Healthy Latino Schools
Where do kids and teens spend the majority of their day? School. Where do they eat the largest portion of their daily calories? School. SSCHC's
Healthy Choices Department
realizes that in order to reach our youth and create a new culture for healthy eating, the first place to start is school.
Healthy Choices is working with eight Latino schools in our neighborhood to do just that.
The Healthy Latino Schools Initiative
is a multi-faceted approach to changing the way our children view and consume food. It ranges from working with local farmers and suppliers to bring fresh food into schools, to developing and implementing
to limit unhealthy options and promote healthy ones.
And parents benefit too...
The initiative also offers nutrition education,
healthy cooking classes
, gardening activities and more, for parents and their families.