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Bloomington School pilots breakfast in the classroom to improve learning

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Breakfast in the classroom at Westwood Elementary School

October 2015 – Bloomington – Staff from Westwood Elementary School partnered with the Division of Public Health to determine if the school could improve learning by increasing student participation in its breakfast program. District teachers had identified hunger as one of the top barriers to learning in a recent survey. To remove the barrier, Westwood staff pilot tested a classroom breakfast program in which students would eat a healthy breakfast with their classmates. The Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP), Minnesota Department of Health, backed the study. SHIP supports healthy school foods to reduce chronic disease risk factors.

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  • The Community Health Improvement Plan was developed through a joint effort of the cities of Bloomington, Edina, Minneapolis and Richfield and Hennepin County. The Plan includes a joint Community Health Assessment, vision and guiding principles, strategic health issues and goals, stakeholder engagement and planning, and additional resources and tools. Read the Community Health Improvement Plan.

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