September 22, 2023


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YMCA concession stand adds healthy food and beverage options

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A recent ribbon-cutting ceremony signified added healthy eating options at the YMCA's concession stand.

Shawnee Family YMCA is adding healthy food and beverage options to its concession stands.

During Avedis Health Week recently, some Blue Zones Project-approved organizations — the Shawnee YMCA, SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital-Shawnee and Oklahoma Baptist University — announced a collaborative campaign to offer healthy options at the sites.

The concession stands are open to the public during League Games during the baseball, football, cheer and soccer seasons.

With success during the outdoor sports seasons, the YMCA is looking to expand the concession stand offerings to the indoor sports concession stands.

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The idea was sparked by SSM Health Medical Group Registered Dietitian Andrea Beck when she said she noticed an opportunity for healthy snacks while attending games at the Shawnee Family YMCA baseball fields. She also sits on the YMCA board of directors.

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