Yinghua Receives Wellness By Design Award

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Yinghua has being recognized as a Wellness by Design award winner at the GOLD level by Hennepin County, based on the outcome of our Health & Wellness grant implementation!  Led by Carl Schlueter, a small team (Karen Calcaterra, De Hanuman, Andy Henderson, Sandy Luger, and Jo Schifsky) has worked cooperatively this year to implement the grant in a variety of ways.  Click more to learn about the 12 things they accomplished for Yinghua!  Thank you to all who were involved.

  • convened a gardening club
  • started a window farm
  • installed bike racks
  • organized spring clean-ups
  • raised student awareness of health through posters and activity sheets
  • added salad and sandwich options to school lunch
  • incorporated the Yoga Calm curriculum into Morning Meeting
  • compiled and presented resources on instant recess, classroom energizers and the benefits of physical activity to academics and overall well-being
  • purchased jump ropes for gym class and footballs and batons for sports clubs
  • started our cafeteria mural
  • revised our wellness policy
  • created a guideline for classroom snacks
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