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Through a grant from the West Central Wellness Statewide Health Improvement Program, St. Mary's Elementary School in Alexandria has been able to provide kids with a healthy snack three days of the week. St. Mary's hopes to expand the program by offering healthy snacks every day of the week next year. (Contributed photo)

St. Mary's School promotes healthy snacks

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Pears, peppers and pineapple are climbing up the list of favorites at St. Mary's Elementary School in Alexandria. Over the past year, St. Mary's staff has learned how to promote a healthy snack and get kids to eat it.

Spurred by a grant from West Central Wellness Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), St. Mary's now provides a healthy morning snack to all students.

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