Come learn more about making vending, fundraisers and celebrations healthier!
Snacks and treats abound in schools. It’s often a balancing act between adults seeking less sugar and fat in children’s diets, acknowledging input from students, and an ongoing interest in generating revenue. Add to this the mindset that parties and bake sales are traditions of childhood and you can wind up with passionate disagreements. It’s important to see the issues from all sides and find common ground such as how to offer choices that maximize student health and the learning environment while addressing the needs of students, parents, and staff and still making money. Leave this session with resources and ideas for talking with others and taking the next steps to healthier vending, fundraising, and celebrations/rewards.
Training will be provided by Kate Lampel Link, Competitive Foods and Beverage Manager, Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
Training Date and Location:
Southwest Suburbs: (HIGH SCHOOLS)
Thursday, October 27th 9:30am-12:30pm
Alsip Park District
12521 South Kostner Ave. Alsip, IL
Lunch or Dinner
$125 stipend for all attendees
For more information, contact:
Samantha Hedges, SW School Health Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 312.805.8548
This free training has been made possible through funding from the Department of Health and Human Services, Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant. CPPW is a joint project between the Cook County Department of Public Health and the Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago.