For fans who attended Tuesday night's Richfield boys basketball game against Hill-Murray, expecting to get a hot dog and a coke at the concession stand, they were out of luck.
Instead, healthier food items were available such as pretzels with hummus, oranges and fruit smoothies.
According to a report on KARE 11, the school's concession stand menu was swapped out by Do-Town, a project of Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Minnesota to offer healthier food options.
Could Richfield start a trend for high school sports concession stands around the metro?
Many high school's concession stands serves hot dogs as well as pop, candy and other snacks such as chips and Gatorade. Some also serve pizza. The example Richfield set in changing their menu could also encourage other area schools to offer more health conscious items besides the usual fare at high school sports events.
At St. Louis Park High School, the stadium concession stand serves hot dogs, popcorn, candy, pop and Gatorade at soccer and football games. At several home football games, sandwich samples from the local Jimmy John's were also brought in, offering a more healthy choice.
It look like a good and tasty idea for schools to broaden their concession stand menu. It would not only be beneficial for fans but would probably bring in more bucks for high school booster clubs. Check out your local high school concession stand. Something new might be on the way.