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What's Happening

Steps to a healthier you
What's Happening

A call to action:
* Make a commitment to nutrition and physical activity 
* Everyone has a role to play
* Get informed and get involved 

Wellness committee:
Mounds View Public Schools will work to assure a school environment that promotes and protects students’ health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating, physical activity and healthy life-styles. The following resources are available:
Mounds View Public Schools – Ends & Goals Regulation EG-3106 Wellness
Action for Healthy Kids – Healthy Foods for Kids 2006
Minnesota Action for Healthy Kids – Guidelines for Good Nutrition at School
Mounds View Public Schools – Committee Meeting Minutes

Fund Raising:
School fundraising can be healthy and profitable. The following resources are available:
Minnesota Action for Healthy Kids - Fund Raising Efforts Support Healthy Eating
Center for Science in the Public Interest - Sweet Deals
California Department of Health Services – Project LEAN
School Nutrition Association – Create and Promote Healthy Fundraisers

Celebrations and Rewards:
Many human behaviors have been celebrated or discourage by connecting with food. Separating these natural behaviors will take time. Small steps for change can be found below:
Minnesota Action for Healthy Kids – Bringing Foods to School
Minnesota Action for Healthy Kids – Discipline Alternatives
Minnesota Action for Healthy Kids – 25 Ways to Reward and Encourage Children
Michigan State University – Alternatives to Using Food as Rewards

School Activities:
Edgewood Middle School
Island Lake Elementary School
Valentine Hills Elementary School 5th grade
Valentine Hills Elementary School, 2nd grade

Student volunteer opportunities
Student volunteer form

SHIP grant 2009-2011 (State Health Improvement Programans) at Mounds View School District:
Activities were listed below were funded by SHIP.  Our interventions inreased group fitness for high school girls in the Mounds View School District. 

Irondale Activities:  Activities offered were Stepping Club, Yoga, Yoga and Conditioning throughout the school year and into the summer. ( View picture of the Stepping Club at Irondale High School)
Mounds View:  Offered Yoga, Kick Boxing and Latin Hip Hop classes throughout the year.  Recently ordered hand weights for female non athlete students to use. 
ALC:  Recently started a Yoga class for students and staff.
Oak Grove:  Ordered the x-Box Kinect to be used by students and parents for after school activities and parent teacher conferences.

What’s Happening Hot Links:
1. Web site resources
Actions for Healthy Kids
Nemours Foundation – Kids Health

Contact Us

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