Welcome to the White Bear Lake Area Schools Wellness page!
The purpose of this web page is to inform students, parents, and teachers on various health and wellness topics that encourage a healthy lifestyle. These are resources to get you started on, or to supplement, your wellness journey and should not be considered the end-all be-all of health-related resources.
WBLAHS is committed to the health and wellness of its students, teachers, and staff. A district-wide wellness committee, composed of staff wellness champions from each school, administrators, and in connection with BearPower will work together with the goal to meet four times each year to discuss and plan how schools can further follow the district's wellness policy and in turn accomplish its goal of ensuring a school environment that promotes and protects students' health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
- The purpose of this policy is to promote school wellness, reduce childhood obesity, and ensure that school meals and other food and beverages sold and otherwise made available on the school campus during the school day are consistent with the applicable local, state, and federal standards.
- Understanding MyPlate in School Meals
- Tips for Physical Activity Before and After School
- Healthy snack ideas for kids in English and Spanish
- Health during summer months
- Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens lunch and breakfast locations and time.
- This Summer, Eat Smart to Play Hard: A Parent's Guide: The guide encourages families to choose water instead of sugar-sweetened beverages, choose more fruits and vegetables, increase physical activity, and decrease screen time. The guide also contains a tasty summer-themed recipe and encourages families to engage in a healthy and fun "family challenge." The guide is available in both English and Spanish.
- Summer Food, Summer Moves: a fun, hands-on resource kit designed to get kids and families excited about healthy eating and physical activity during the summer months. The kit is designed for use by summer meal site operators and focuses on using music, games, art, and movement to motivate kids and families to choose more fruits and vegetables, choose water instead of sugary drinks, get enough physical activity every day, and to limit screen time. Available in English and Spanish.
- Teachers & Staff
- Tips on leading by example
- SHAPE America has online professional development for health education, physical activity, and physical education
- Active classrooms: Active Academics and GoNoodle are great resources for getting students active in the classroom
- Possible training opportunities and toolkits
- Non-food reward ideas for teachers
- Celebrations - USDA Smart Snacks
- Ten tips for Making the switch to healthy class celebrations
- Integrate age-appropriate physical activity and nutrition into curriculum
Funding health and wellness in schools (for anyone):
Outside of school
- School events
- Before/after school activities
- Fundraisers: When schools promote healthy foods and beverages to fuel their students, they send a strong, positive message about how much they value student health and success.
- Concessions: tips on staying healthy while eating concessions
- White Bear Lake Emergency Food Shelf: provides food and support to neighbors who live within or attend the White Bear Area School District and self-identify a need for food. To schedule an appointment, please call the Food Shelf at (651) 407-5310 during business hours, Monday through Saturday.
In August of 2006, our School Board approved the White Bear Lake Area School District Wellness Policy (Policy 533)
The purpose of this policy is to assure a school environment that promotes and protects students' health, well-being and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.