William carter, the program director for Tranforming Texas says, "Our mission is to promote prevent and protect the public so what better way to do that than to practice what we preach."
That's why they plan to mix things up. A grant from the CDC was awarded to WichitaCounty called Transforming Texas, and it aims to make this county a healthier place to live. Taking their cue from that, the health district is changing out their candy, chips and salty snacks. They also plan to take out everything fried, and any snacks over 250 calories.
Carter says, "You don't want snacks to be too high in calories. When you reach about the 500 calorie range, that's a bit excessive. That's not a snack, that's a meal."
They're also replacing some of the sugary high calories sodas in the beverage machine to with more juices and water.
Carter says, "We're not talking about bad or worse selections, just different selections, but healthier selections. If they have calories they're also going to have nutrients as well."
Officials with Transforming Texas say it just takes one idea to create a little change.