Category Archives: Health

Minnesota Department of Health updates social distancing guidance for K-12 schools, student programs

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently updated its Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth and Student Programs document. According to MDH: This guidance document outlines the practical application of prevention strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in youth … Continue reading

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School violence prevention grant, mental health resources available

The 2020 Bureau of Justice Assistance Preventing School Violence grant is open until June 9. Click here to access grant information. Eligible applicants may apply under one or more of the following areas: Train school personnel and educate students on … Continue reading

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State looks to partner with school districts on social emotional learning-based curriculum

The Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget are looking to partner with school districts or collaboratives of schools to offer a social emotional learning-based curriculum for middle schoolers to promote positive mental health … Continue reading

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USDA publishes final rule for school meals

On December 6, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue empowered local schools with additional options to serve healthy and appealing meals. A final rule on school meal flexibilities, to be published later this month in the Federal Register, increases local flexibility … Continue reading

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