By Carol Britton Meyer
The creation of a state-required Hingham Public Schools District Wellness Committee is underway, aimed at recommending, reviewing, and helping to implement school district policies addressing school nutrition, nutrition education, physical activity, and related issues that affect student health. A school district’s opportunities to receive grants are heightened by taking this step.
The Committee has oversight over reviewing district-wide policy to promote student wellness; ensuring that all foods and beverages made available during the school day are consistent with school lunch program guidelines and that the HPS physical education program is aligned with Department of Elementary & Secondary Education standards; and assessing all education curricula and materials related to wellness.
The Wellness Subcommittee of the School Committee was formed earlier to help bring to reality its current-year goal of "furthering efforts on equity, inclusion, diversity, and belonging."