NHPS understands the importance of proper health and physical wellness in the life and success of a student. Nourishing breakfasts before a big test or cardiovascular exercise to help reduce stress are important elements in a child’s success in school. NHPS is committed to teaching children about healthy lifestyle choices including exercise, nutrition and social skills.
From Nutrition to Wellness: In 2006, to meet the new State and Federal requirements for a Wellness Policy and to address more health areas, the Nutrition Committee was transformed into the District Wellness Committee by adding Board members, formal student members and others, and expanding its focus.
#1 Wellness Policy: In 2006, all districts nationwide were required to develop wellness policies to be submitted to their State Departments of Education. New Haven’s Policy was ranked as #1 in the State, which reflects the Physical Activity and Wellness (PAW) programs (funded through private grants), food service initiatives and a variety of health education efforts that are being employed across the District.
Please click on the links to the left to learn about our award winning health + wellness programs.