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Snacking the Smart Way!

Jessica Twohill,   Chicago Military Academy High School
Access to Healthy Foods

Our students have been given the opportunity to choose healthy snacks in the morning and after school through a vending machine option. We had this option last year but not too many were taking advantage of it, but this year that number has increased. More students are using the vending machine and also asking for it to be refilled.

What improvements have you seen at your school?

Students are more energized rather than lethargic due to the healthier decisions they are making.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Students and teachers would remind each other about the food choices that were being made. When an unhealthy choice is being made, the food is taken away and another food option is given.