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Helping all Minneapolis schools create healthier environments for students.



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Project Description

The Minneapolis Health Department is supporting 21 schools in creating healthier environments for kids by increasing access to nutritious, fresh foods and incorporating physical activity throughout the school day.

The Health Department and school partners are working to achieve this goal by offering fresh fruits and vegetables during lunch, cutting out unhealthy competitive foods that are available to students and making sure that students have opportunities to bike, walk, and be active throughout the school day.

Specifically, the Health Department and its partners are:

The Health Department is working with Minneapolis schools to improve student well-being because childhood obesity is threatening health and educational outcomes for students. The Health Department intends to help create school environments that support health by making healthy choices easy and accessible.

"Schools, as the most important public institution in the lives of our children, have a responsibility to teach and model healthy living and to provide an environment consistent with this message."
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For more information, contact:
Sarah Reuben
P: 612-673-2672

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Contact the Minneapolis Health Department to find out how your school can get involved in heatlhy school initiatives!  


Find out your child's school wellness policy and practices and volunteer on their school wellness team!



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Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact 612-673-2301. 

Para asistencia 612-673-2700 - Rau kev pab 612-673-2800 - Hadii aad Caawimaad u baahantahay 612-673-3500


Last updated Jan 25, 2017