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Wellness Committee

 


The PA Wellness Committee is dedicated to keeping the school community informed about issues related to the health, nutrition, physical fitness and overall wellness of the students at PS9. In addition, we look for ways to continually increase and improve the opportunities to keep our kids healthy and physically fit. We work with the school cafeteria staff, the administration, PA executive board and other PA committees to ensure that “wellness” is integrated when and wherever possible.


 

Wellness Breakfast

The Wellness Committee provided a healthful and delicious breakfast for the PA Meeting focusing on student wellness (Fall 2013).

 

Public Hearing About School Food

NY City Council hosted a public hearing to address the policies and contracts of the Department of Education’s Office of SchoolFood, including the collection of lunch fees, the universal free breakfast program, and on the procurement of more local produce for school meals. [link to article GothamSchools by Elizabeth Puccini on 2/15/11]

 

Let’s Move, Nationwide Campaign Led by Michelle Obama to End Childhood Obesity
This campaign calls for initiatives that get parents more informed about nutrition and exercise, improve the quality of food in schools, make healthy foods more affordable and accessible for families, and focus more on physical education.
Michelle Obama on Childhood Obesity
Let's Move Child Nutrition Fact Sheet


Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act Signed Into Law
December 2010
Over 31 million children receive meals through the school lunch program. This legislation intends to help provide all children with healthy food in schools, provide children with healthier and more nutritious food options, educate children about making healthy food choices, and teach children healthy habits that can last a lifetime.
Obama's Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act


PS9 Cafeteria – Surprise! (News@9 article)

April 2010

What's For Lunch: Ms. Brady, Ms. Kate, and Mr. Adrian Williams, PS 9 Cafeteria Food Manager fill us in on meals served at PS 9.

 


To find out more, please email us at info@ps9parents.org.