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Richfield Spartans Partner With do.town to Offer Healthy Concession Options

At an upcoming boys basketball game, spectators can dine on turkey sandwiches, trail mix, 100 percent fruit smoothies and organic burritos instead of the usual soda, candy and hot dogs.

Editor's Note: The following is a do.town press release.

do.town will cheer on its hometown Richfield Spartans – and give the crowd an energy boost – by offering healthy concession items at the upcoming varsity boys basketball game against Hill-Murray at 7 p.m. Jan. 22.

Too often, it’s difficult to maintain our commitment to eat healthier foods when on-the-go, including at sporting events. do.town is sponsoring the upcoming game to show basketball fans that with some small changes, the healthy choice can be the easy choice, even at the concession stand. All it takes is ongoing commitment from individuals and the community.

New menu options include turkey sandwiches, trail mix, 100 percent fruit smoothies and organic burritos instead of the usual soda, candy and hot dogs. 

During the game, fans will have the opportunity to text in their favorite food items. The feedback provided may be used to help determine if any of the new menu items should become permanent additions.

do.town is a collaborative initiative among the cities of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to improve the health of each community by making changes that support healthy eating and active lifestyles. Other do.town activities have included flash mobs (video), community-wide chalkboards for residents to suggest ideas that will enhance health, walking audits to improve walkability and bikability, and the addition of new community gardens, farmers markets and bike paths. 

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When: Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. (Richfield Varsity Boys v. Hill-Murray Varsity Boys)

Where: Richfield High School, 7001 Harriet Ave. S.

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