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Home Wellness Resources

Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) Culinary & Wellness Services nurtures ALL children through access to quality food and active living. MPS Culinary & Wellness Services remains committed to supporting the wellbeing of our students, families, and staff during distance learning. 

Opportunities to practice skills are critical for development, learning healthy behaviors, and creating a foundation for lifelong health and well-being. Discover ways you can integrate wellness into your day. 

Wellness The Culinary & Wellness Team often shares an activity on social media (facebook & twitter) that encourages students to be active participants in safe routes, healthy eating, wellness in nature and more! See sidebar for the list of Wellness activities.

Winter Wellness Week is January 30th -February 3rd

Spring Wellness Week is May1-5th

Active Living | Safe Routes to School

Family walks and bike rides are great ways to stay active, de-stress, and get the 60 minutes of exercise that doctors recommend that children and teens get EVERY day. The MPS Family Walking & Biking Guide provides resources for route planning, safety, and activities to do along the route.

True Food | Farm to School | Healthy Eating | Gardens

Spending time in the kitchen and/or garden can be good for your body, mind, and soul. We encourage students to learn about food, nutrition and agriculture by providing opportunities for creative outlets, learning experiences, and life lessons. 

True Food, No Waste | Environmental Wellness

Learning lifelong skills on Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at a young age will ensure that these basics will become apart of everyday habits. Celebrate National Recycling Day on November 15, and everyday - every little bit helps! Another way to support environmental wellness is spending time outside in nature. It’s a great way to take care of yourself, and think about how you can also take care of the earth around you.

Health & Well-Being | Social Emotional Learning

As we transition into the new normal, it is important to take time to be mindful and present - to keep oneself healthy by engaging in activities to support health and well-being. This can be a quick check-in on how you feel in this moment to integrating mindfulness throughout your day. 

RESOURCE: Social Emotional Learning (SEL) supports students, staff, and families to develop the skills to understand and manage emotions and create and maintain positive relationships.