Developing healthy eating habits isn’t as confusing or as restrictive as many people imagine. The essential steps are to eat mostly foods derived from plants—vegetables, fruits, whole grains and legumes (beans, peas, lentils)—and limit highly processed foods. For this reason, BSNS has spearheaded the Planting Smiles project.  Planting Smiles is intended to get group home consumers familiar and excited about growing fresh vegetables. With our team of volunteer nurses, educating both consumer and staff about the benefits of fresh vegetables and fruits comes easy when the consumer is having fun growing their own vegetables.  To read more about this project and how BSNS can help your folks, just subscribe to The Providers' Pulse.


Only through your efforts can we achieve our mission of helping folks with developmental disabilities in the San Antonio area and throughout Southwest Texas. When you donate your time to Behavioral Support & Nursing Services, you become a partner in providing a more inclusive and brighter future for those we care for.  If you would like to participate in this awesome, heart warming project, please complete the volunteer form from the link below.

Volunteer Application


Planting Smiles uses food and farming to transform the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and inspire, engage, and nourish the community. We believe that empowering individuals with developmental disabilities can nourish our community in so many ways. We have created a safe place where folks can experience first-hand the transformational power of meaningful hard work in order to become  healthy,  productive,  and  engaged community