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Bloomington School pilots breakfast in the classroom to improve learning
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.
- Prepare to drive safely this winter: Find out what you should do.
- December family health tip: Do these things to provide your family a SAFE holiday season . . .
- December senior health tip: Strive to maintain a positive outlook to survive holiday stress. This will help . . .
- Flu shots given through December at the Public Health Center and on December 9 at Creekside Community Center: Get the days and times.
- Healthy communities news & updates: Public Health trained staff at two Somali childcare centers to add physical activity into their daily childcare routine for better learning and health. Watch the slide show and learn why the childcare staff wanted this training.
These reports keep track of our community's health and help us make plans for promoting, protecting and improving the health of people in our community.
Division of Public Health annual reports
VEAP Food Program Survey
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) 2012-2015
- 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.
Community Food Assessment for the Cities of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield
Community Health Assessment
2012 Population Profiles
2013-2014 Youth Health Updates
Minnesota Student Survey data for Bloomington, Edina and Richfield
2010-2011 Community Readiness Survey results
2006-2010 Maternal and Child Health Reports
- Minnesota Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control
- American Public Health Association
- Public Health Law Center
- National Institutes of Health
- To report an emergency: Call 911.
- If you are ill: Contact your health care provider.
- If you are a physician reporting an infectious disease: Call 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
- Minnesota Department of Health Emergency Operations contact information