Better Health - Better Learners
Richfield Public Schools wants to help you and your child stay healthy. Our goal is to promote healthy habits that support learning. We've included information and guidelines for leading a healthy lifestyle.
In an effort to support a healthy school environment, we have recently updated our district Wellness Policy and would like to share some highlights with you:
- School classrooms will continue to celebrate special occasions without serving food. This has been a long-standing practice and all schools adhere to this guideline. Ask your child’s teacher what non-food or healthy rewards/incentives they are utilizing in the classroom
- Non-food fundraising activities are encouraged. Fundraising activities for consumption during the school day shall follow USDA Smart Snacks in School Guidelines. Fundraisers that promote healthy eating include:
- Fruit and vegetable boxes, baskets or bundles
- Healthy spices and seasonings
- Cookbook of families’ healthy recipes
- Cookware and kitchen utensils
- Herb starter kits
- School seed stores
- Family nights at healthy restaurants
Other non-food fundraising includes:
- Game night
- Read–a-Thon or Walk-a-Thon
- School spirit sales (t-shirts, water bottles)
- Craft sale
- Talent show
- Golf or tennis tournament
As educators, caregivers and loved ones we all want what is best for our students. Thank you for joining us in giving students healthy options to celebrate important events and achievements.
If you are interested in serving on the District Health, Wellness and Safety Committee, please contact Craig.Holje@rpsmn.org
We welcome parent/guardian participation!
*Fundraisers held outside of the school day are not part of the District’s Wellness Policy