Afterschool Snacks are WACK! ALZA students demand healthy afterschool snacks !

Afterschool Snacks are WACK! ALZA students demand healthy afterschool snacks !

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Inwood Community Services - ALZA Afterschool started this petition to Office of Food & Nutrition Services and

Have you ever had a terrible 8+ hour day and your body and brain are just begging for a healthy snack? We are the students of ALZA's afterschool program in Inwood, NYC and we want to ensure that nutrition takes priority. We would like to see fresh fruits, natural juices and yummy sandwiches on our menus. We would also like thoughtful food combinations that are balanced and support our growing bodies. Stepping forward to put a focus on improving the quality and information regarding afterschool snack foods will help parents and students learn more about the foods that are currently being provided. 

We demand:

1. Annual citywide school surveys that give students the opportunity to evaluate NYC school food.

2. Reports on NYC school foods (where the food comes from, vendors, nutrition details)

3. Increase food budget to provide better food options and combinations.

4. Partnerships with local fresh produce vendors (GrowNYC and local farmers’ markets).

5. Educational programs on living a healthy lifestyle and nutritional workshops for parents, students and community members. 


 People of New York City, we would like to truthfully ask that you all would sign our petition in order to receive funding for our afterschool snacks.This issue is important because it affects students in over 900 afterschool programs throughout NYC. According to NYCfoodpolicy.org there is an estimated amount of 200,000 students who receive free or reduced price lunch(meaning the only nutrition students are receiving during the school day is their lunch and afterschool snacks). By the end of the school year we hope to have received 1,000 signatures in order to reach our goal. 

 

 

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