- Category: At School
One of the goals of the Mayor's Fitness Council and FitCitySA is to reduce and prevent obesity in children and adults by helping to identify and highlight activities in school and community settings across Bexar County.
Healthy Schools Summit
The Mayor's Fitness Council's Healthy Schools Summits serve as opportunities for the discussion of the successes, goals and challenges facing San Antonio schools in the areas of health, fitness, nutrition and social media. The goals these annual summits are to bring together superintendents and their leadership teams from school districts across San Antonio to share best practice, current programs and initiatives that school districts have proposed and embraced. At these summits expert speakers from various areas of health and wellness, and individuals from the community, including parents, teachers, administrators and city organizations learn new information and share best practices about wellness policies in San Antonio's school districts. All summits are free and open to the general public.
The purpose of the Mayor's Fitness Council Student Ambassador Program is to provide students the opportunity to represent the Mayor's Fitness Council by promoting and encouraging healthy living at their school campus, at home, and in their communities.Students are selected though a competitive application process to recruit a diverse and energetic group of students to promote health in San Antonio and of its citizens. Each student ambassador is responsible for implementing a strategy at their school campus or in their community to improve physical activity and nutrition.
Save the date for Fifth Annual Healthy Schools Summit presented by the Mayor's Fitness Council and hosted by the North East Independent School District.
The summit will be held January 17, 2014 at the Agriscience Magnet Program--Madison High School from 730am - 200pm. Join peers, thought leaders, and subject matter experts as we discuss how to support and contribute to the Healthy Schools Initiative.
This summit is for Early Childhood teachers, community organizations, healthy lifestyle chairs, PTA members, school liaisons, SHAC members, PE teachers, child nutrition staff, administrators and parents that would be interested in attending. Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the Summit. Tickets can be reserved HERE.
The Healthy Schools Initiative focuses on improving nutrition and physical activity in schools throughout San Antonio. The Healthy Schools Initiative supports similarly focused national initiatives and organizations, including First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, the Healthier US Schools Challenge, and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
For More Information
For more information regarding the Student Ambassador Program contact Andrea Bottiglieri, Mayor's Fitness Council Student Ambassador Coordinator at Andrea.Bottiglieri@sanantonio.gov or (210) 857-5378.