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. Please check our School Resources page to support your school in implementing best practices in wellness at your school.
Healthy Schools Spotlight
Adding “Salud” to Kid Food
Junk food shouldn’t be the only option kids have to eat. That’s why Salud America! is presenting six new #SaludHeroes who helped give Latino kids healthier food inside and outside school. WATCH and VOTE for your favorite “#SaludHeroes of food” HERE and be entered in a random drawing to win a FREE T-shirt and jump rope! Contest ends Feb. 25, 2015, To find out more about what the Salud Heroes of food are, click HERE.
Healthy Kids Calendar
This Central Texas Collaborative for Healthy Kids Shared Calendar is a good resource for schools, featuring several organizations listed with their events and awareness days listed during the upcoming 2014-2015 school year. Download now and use to plan health and wellness activities at your school!
Download Here: Healthy Kids Calendar 2014-2015
Mayor's Fitness Council Student Ambassador, Estrella Hernandez, was featured as part of a segment on Young Women’s Entrepreneurship for the Today show! Congrats, Estrella!
Click the image to the left to view the video now. For more about the Student Ambassador program, click HERE.
Creating healthier concession stands in San Antonio
See how North East ISD in San Antonio, one of the Healthy Schools Program districts, has made changes to their school concession stands. Click the image to the left to view the video.
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 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.
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.