Healthy students do better academically

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    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


    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.