BearPower School Challenge Tackles Student Wellness in White Bear Lake Area Schools

The district’s elementary schools in the area of White Bear Lake, Minn., are again participating in the BearPower School Challenge, a partnership among HealthPartners, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, White Bear Lake Area Schools and the White Bear Area YMCA. Implemented during the 2013-2014 school year, the initiative aims to improve the health and wellness of students through better food and beverage options, increased physical activity and less emphasis on recreational screen time while giving schools the opportunity to earn between $1,000 and $2,000 to support health-related activities.