SA FIT! PROGRAM
Our program addresses the issues of childhood obesity and physical inactivity by helping youth develop healthy lifestyles through free nutrition education, nutritional snacks, and meals each day, as well as daily exercise that promotes moderate to vigorous physical activity. In addition, SA Youth promotes a healthy lifestyle by encouraging the avoidance of negative behaviors such as smoking or consuming alcohol and drugs.
One in four children in San Antonio suffers from food insecurity and hunger. We serve our youth a healthy snack upon arriving at our centers after they finish the school day. Children who remain through dinner are also served a nutritious meal. Throughout the summer months, children are served a healthy breakfast along with a nutritious lunch. Our program provides healthy food and well-planned menu options designed by a Nutrition Coordinator at our site locations.
SA Fit! provides our youth with hands-on, creative, and fun activities that are moderate to vigorous physical activities. Each day our youth engage in at least 60 minutes of structured physical activities at our site locations. Using GeoMotion and SPARK (Sports, Play, & Active Recreation for Kids) our youth are equipped with the tools they need to be aware and knowledgeable about fitness in order to make healthy lifestyle choices. We also offer specialized physical fitness programs in: