Wellness Projects with Partners
Allina Healthy Neighborhood Connection Grant: Brooklyn Center Community Schools is excited to announced we received the Allina Healthy Neighborhood Connections grant for adult wellness programs in 2019. The grant funds Adult Enrichment programs such as yoga, fitness classes with a personal trainer and Zumba. Each program includes a social wellness component, creating opportunities for participants to enrich his or her community connections. Check out the classes and register on Eleyo.
CDC 1801 Grant: Brooklyn Center Community Schools (BCCS) is entering it's second year of a five year grant through the CDC. The CDC 1801 grant is implemented through the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), and is focused on increasing student wellness in schools, through greater access to phyiscal activity opportunities, access to nutritious foods, and management of chronic medical conditions. Read more about the grant here. In the 2019-20 school year we will be using the funding to support programs such as asthma monitoring, equipment for movement opportunities during the school day, supplies for an after-school cooking class, called "Our Whole Table", and more. In the 2018-19 school year, through the partnership with MDE, BCCS created a series of videos to support mindful movement in schools.
Action For Healthy Kids: The equation is pretty simple: Good food + active bodies = kids equipped for success! Our school is proud to be a part of the movement to make school a healthier place for students. Learn about the BE Time grant, funded through GoGo Squeeze, which will be funding the mindful movement programming at Early Brown Elementary STEAM, Brooklyn Center STEAM Middle and High School, and Brooklyn Center Early College Academy. Check out more about the Learning Connection.
Brooklyn Center Community Schools is continueing the Harmful 7 project, teaming up with the Chef Ann Foundation and the Life Time Foundation to improve the school food in our district. We’re focused on removing the Harmful 7 from our food, increasing scratch cooking, ensuring clean labels* on our packaged products, and sourcing more items from Minnesota producers.
- Trans Fats & Hydrogenated Oils
- High Fructose Corn Syrup
- Hormones & Antibiotics
- Processed & Artificial Sweeteners
- Artificial Colors & Flavors
- Artificial Preservatives
- Bleached Flour
*For us, a “clean label” is any food label that does not contain any of the Harmful 7