Healthy students do better academically
Richfield Public Schools is committed to developing lifelong wellness habits in our students. Our District promotes and supports student wellness as a goal and good nutrition, regular physical activity and social-emotional wellbeing as part of the total learning environment. Our wellness policy will help
- improve academic outcomes by supporting/promoting wellness in schools, including healthy eating and physical activity.
- increase student and staff awareness about healthy choices.
- provide guidance and consistency across schools in the district.
Read about our healthy snack programs by clicking on the links below:
After School Snack Program offered at all Richfield Schools
Schools throughout the U.S. and Minnesota, including our neighboring cities of Edina and Bloomington, have implemented wellness policies and initiatives.
The Child Nutrition and Women, Infants and Children Reauthorization Act of 2004 requires all educational entities participating in the National School Lunch Program to establish local school wellness policies. In 2010, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act regulations added Section 9A to expand upon the previous local wellness policy requirement from the Reauthorization.
For more information about federal requirements related to wellness, visit the Minnesota Department of Education Wellness website.