Health & Wellbeing
Healthy Meals Help Students Learn and Grow
We know that when kids eat well, they are better learners and are more attentive in class. Our goal is to serve our students, teachers, staff, and community members a well-balanced and healthy diet that is also affordable.
Currently, the District is focused on updating our kitchen facilities to include a centralized kitchen to provide made-from-scratch meals for all students districtwide. The centralized kitchen will be located at the high school and is scheduled for completion Summer of 2022. Meals will be transported to all schools districtwide for cooking and serving.
Additionally, Summer of 2019 the school kitchens at Aquila Elementary School and Cedar Manor School (soon to be renovated for Park Spanish Immersion/PSI) will be upgraded to cooking and serving of healthy, made-from-scratch meals. The kitchens at Peter Hobart and Susan Lindgren Elementary Schools, and the Middle School will be upgraded Summer of 2020.
Free and Reduced Meals
Your child(ren) may qualify for free or reduced-price meals. To apply, visit www.slpschools.org/nutrition and download an application form. The numbers of students who qualify for free and reduced-price meals helps the school district qualify for supplemental education funds and discounts. If you have specific questions about free and reduced-price meals, please call the School Nutrition Services Office at 952-928-6146.
Health Services Cares for All Students to Support Student Achievement
The mission of Health Services is to create and sustain a school health system that promotes and supports student achievement, health and wellbeing.
Licensed School Nurses (LSNs) serve students across the District by providing nursing treatments; medication delegation, administration & supervision; and assesses health status and plans for students. They also provide health education, consultation, and referrals to community resources.
Health Aides are assigned to each school to provide immediate care for ill and injured students, administer medication (under the direction of the LSN), assist with vision screening, process immunization records, and maintain health records.
Wondering if your child is well enough to go to school? Looking for more health services information? Visit the school district website and click on Health Services under the Departments tab:
- Chronic Conditions
- Communicable Diseases
- Health Forms
Central Clinic is a free walk-in clinic for children from birth through high school who live in, or attend schools in, the St. Louis Park or Hopkins school districts. Central Clinic's mission is to reduce barriers to health care for the children and youth of our community.
Central Clinic is attached to the Central Community Center building which is located at 6300 Walker Avenue in St. Louis Park. The clinic entrance is on 35th Street on the northwest side of the building.
Open 1-4:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays
The Clinic is closed from the end of school until approximately the last week of July, and during school holidays.