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Minneapolis Public Schools

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) is committed to the development of healthy learners through a school environment that promotes and protects students' health, well being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.

The following MPS SHIP Interventions are designed to improve and strengthen site-based and district-level systems that support healthy eating and physical activity at its 47 schools, serving 34,570 students and 6,255 staff.

Play to Learn: Active Recess through Systematic Supervision

Active Recess is an initiative that:

In 2010-2011, the 15 MPS sites adopting Active Recess will receive:

Safe Routes to School

To increase biking and walking among students, MPS is:

Healthy Eating Efforts

MPS SHIP staff and Nutrition Services are increasing healthy eating by:

Wellness Policy Implementation

In 2006, MPS adopted a comprehensive, district-wide wellness policy. MPS SHIP staff support Wellness Champions at each of the district's 47 schools through training, technical assistance, assessment and resources.

Program Contact

Julie Danzl
Healthy Kids Focused Students, Program Coordinator
Minneapolis Public Schools
Student Support Services
425 5th St. N.E
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Phone: (612) 668-5451


Minneapolis Safe Routes to School: Helping Minneapolis Youth be Lean & Green (pdf)

Last updated May 1, 2013