Thursday, April 18, 2013
Richfield S.T.E.M. School will celebrate National Health and Physical Education Week later this month.
Thursday, April 18
Editor's Note: The following was submitted by Richfield S.T.E.M. School principal Joey Page. National Health and Physical Education Week April 29th-May 3rd During the Health and PE Week celebration, the STEM Physical Education Department will continue to focus on an active and healthy lifestyle. To further promote these elements, we have invited some outside professionals to come and lead the students in a tennis lesson and Zumba class. Cathy Molinett a certified Zumba instructor and Richfield resident will be leading all students through a 30 min. “kids” zumba class. Also, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) will be introducing tennis to the K-2 students. Joan Hoerauf and Anna Hettler, PE teachers at STEM, will reinforce healthy …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Event organizers counted roughly 750 attendees at the Saturday event.
An estimated 750 people turned out for the sixth annual Go Lean, Go Green: Richfield Public Schools Community Wellness Expo Saturday morning at Richfield High School. The big number was up from about 600 in 2012, and 550 in 2011. From performances from area elementary school choirs and the Mexican Dance Troupe to flag football games and face painting, a variety of activities, entertainment and vendors made for a family friendly event. Check out Richfield Patch's photo gallery of the event. You can also add your own photos by clicking on "Upload Photos and Videos." *** See photos from the 2012 event. See photos from the 2011 event. Follow Richfield Patch on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Mayors of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield encourage participation and host special activities for residents.
Editor's Note: The following is a do.town press release. During the past 16 months, the do.town cities of Bloomington, Edina and Richfield have been taking steps to make their communities healthier places to live, work and play. Now, do.town is inviting residents to help grow and continue this important movement. Launched today, Invitation to do. encourages individuals to make a public commitment to improve health where it starts – in their homes and communities. Bloomington, Edina and Richfield residents should visit do-town.org/commitments to register. They’ll find a list of ideas – such as shopping regularly at local farmers markets, walking more frequently in their neighborhood or becoming a community advocate – or they can create …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
There are three flash mobs planned in Richfield, Bloomington and Edina Thursday.
Editor's Note: The following information was taken from a do.town press release. do.town , a unique health initiative between the cities of Richfield, Bloomington, Edina and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, will be hosting three dancing flash mobs to promote their campaign to create and support healthy, active communities. The flash mobs are intended to draw attention to how easy it is to integrate active living wherever you are and however many obstacles stand in the way. There will be three flash mob – one in each city – within a 24-hour time span. Richfield's event is at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at Lunds. Seniors will take over and flash groove at the grocery store. The events, in addition to drawing attention to the overall…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Ozone levels are expected to peak Monday and Tuesday.
The advisory has been updated to include Tuesday as well. The health advisories are in effect for both Monday and Tuesday from noon to midnight each day. Original Text: If the recent heat wave isn't enough to deter you from outdoor activity, the quality of the air expected this afternoon just might. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has issued another air pollution health advisory for Monday, July 2 due to expected increases in ozone pollution for the Twin Cities metro and Rochester. The health advisory runs until midnight. The advisory indicates that ozone levels are expected to be near a level that is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups, including those with preexisting respiratory conditions, the elderly, children, and…
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
The national event is May 9.
Editor's Note: The following was taken from a do.town press release. Hundreds of students along with parents, teachers and community leaders from elementary and middle schools will be rolling and strolling to school in Richfield, Bloomington and Edina as part of National Bike (or Walk) to School Day on May 9, 2012. Events are organized by parents with support from school staff, Bloomington Public Health, the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) and do.town, an 18-month project that is working to improve the health of community members in Richfield, Bloomington and Edina by making changes that support healthy eating and active lifestyles. Walkers and bicyclists will receive “I Walked” or “I Biked” stickers upon arrival to school…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
A joint Richfield City Council and School Board session examines the issue of safe streets and how to get more kids to walk to school.
Forty years ago, many children likely found themselves walking to school everyday—no matter the conditions and, of course, uphill both ways. However, parents these days have become more hesitant in allowing their children to walk, according to a handful of Richfield School Board members. From busy streets and fear of kidnappings to new Americans dealing with language barriers, there are a variety of reasons for the decline. School Board Member Todd Nollenberger believes the evolution of child safety precautions has contributed to the change. “There’s been an evolution in the way society sees things,” he said at a joint Richfield City Council and School Board meeting Tuesday night. “But there has also been an evolution of protecting …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The do.town website launched Tuesday.
No doubt many residents have seen posters, fliers, chalk boards and representatives of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's do.town initiative throughout the city since last fall. Now, residents can connect with the project online at do-town.org, which just launched Tuesday morning. The site offers information on local events, resources for healthy living and more. The project is a collaboration between Blue Cross and the cities of Richfield, Edina and Bloomington, that aims to establish sustainable changes in systems and environments that support healthy living throughout the community. Project represenatives recently made an appearance at the Richfield Public Schools Community Wellness Expo and are also giving their support for …
Monday, January 2, 2012
Richfield is one of 18 Minnesota Department of Health grant recipients. The money will be used to help reduce the number of people who use tobacco or who are overweight.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
As part of the do.town initiative, Richfield, Edina and Bloomington is participating in the event.
Oct. 5, 2011 is International Walk (or Bike) to School Day and Richfield is joining its fellow do.town partners, Edina and Bloomington, as part of its healthy living initiatives within the city, according to a press release. Hundreds of elementary and middle school students, their parents and city officials in more than 40 countries are expected to participate in the walking and biking day. "Walk to School" events such as Wednesdays walk aim to create safer routes for walking and bicycling and emphasize the importance of issues such as increasing physical activity among children, pedestrian safety, traffic congestion, concern for the environment and building connections between families, schools and the broader community, according to the …