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NEISD offers healthy choices at concession stands

VIDEO: Right Bites!

NEISD is rolling out new menu items at district concession stands to give customers low-fat choices at events. You can order string cheese, chicken wraps, frozen fruit cups, and Vitamin Water. The new options meet the health requirements set by the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.

Mayor Julian Castro joined Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian G. Gottardy and NEISD Board of Trustees President Susan Galindo in launching the Right Bites health initiative Monday, Mar. 25.

“Eating healthy doesn’t have to be hard. Students want choices and Right Bites gives it to them,” said Mayor Julian Castro.

Athletes and cheerleaders from all NEISD high schools stood united at the press conference.

The Right Bites campaign was started by Board President Susan Galindo who felt NEISD's health policies should not end when school was dismissed. She worked with NEISD staff and Metro Health to find healthy options for the concession stands.

"Good health is important to me and my family," said President Galindo. "NEISD continues to lead the way when it comes to healthy food choices."

Customers can still get traditional concession snacks like nachos, popcorn, candy and soda. The Right Bites are a healthy addition to the menu.

NEISD Right Bites new menu items

NEISD Right Bites will soon be offered at all district events.

Dr. Brian G. Gottardy kicking off the Right Bites campaign.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian G. Gottardy kicked off the press conference for NEISD Right Bites.

President Susan Galindo speaking to the cameras about Right Bites.

Board President Susan Galindo stands with NEISD athletes and cheerleaders to present Right Bites.

Mayor Julian Castro shoots PSA for NEISD Right Bites.

Mayor Julian Castro shoots PSA for NEISD Right Bites.

Posted on Mar. 26, 2013