Food Policy Council of San Antonio tours Colonial Hills community garden
The health and wellness initiatives at Colonial Hills Elementary School are spreading across the city. Members of the Food Policy Council of San Antonio (FPCSA) toured the community garden to learn how the program got its start and how the entire campus plays a key role in sustaining it.
Harold Hoenow visited the garden with the group on Tuesday, Oct. 22, but he’s no stranger to the incredible health and wellness programs on campus. All three of his children attended elementary school at Colonial Hills and were impacted by its focus on nutrition, healthy eating, mindfulness and exercise.
“My 11-year-old was part of the CHEF program, the garden club, and the Mayor’s Fitness Council so she got to help teach Spurs players how to cook healthy food and was coming home with infused water,” said Hoenow. “Seeing her eyes light up and feeling the energy from her was an incredible feeling, and I didn’t have to force her into any of that. She embraced it.”
One of the goals of the FPCSA is to promote and raise awareness on key issues related to the community’s overall health and wellness. Visiting Colonial Hills gave the council the opportunity to see how focusing on health and wellness can impact an entire community.