Our Wellness Policy

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Wellness Policy

Wellness Policy

Our District has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by the health and wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, administrators, and the district nurse.

Sharing the Message of Wellness

One of our goals is to share the message of nutrition and wellness via our department's Web site that emphasizes the importance of nutrition AND fitness. Our site provides information on the nutrition and fitness for teachers, parents, and students, as well as, a variety of learning tools.

Key Areas of our Wellness Policy

Balance is essential for any Wellness Policy. Key areas include:

  • Nutrition Education
  • Physical activity
  • Other school-based activities that are designed to promote student wellness.


Food Service Advisory Committee

The Food Service Advisory Committee’s (FSAC) primary objective is to increase participation and ensure a high quality service and product in the Public Schools of Brookline Food Service Program. In order to achieve this objective, the committee assists in menu planning, reviews recipes, surveys parents and students and collaborates with sustainable recycling programs and local sustainable food programs. The Food Service Advisory Committee is to work with various constituent groups, in a proactive way, to ensure there is support for future food service offerings and operational plans, new program initiatives, utilization of online payment systems and procedures along with decentralized food service environments, and other issues which affect satisfaction, quality and service orientation. The committee welcomes input from students, parents, staff and Wellness Committee members on changes to the Food Service Program and is continually focused on improving communication within the school district as well as throughout the community about the program.
 
This committee is appointed by the School Committee and serves in an advisory capacity to the Deputy Superintendent for Administration and Finance and the Director of Operations with regard to the district’s retail food/beverage program and the vending program. The committee is responsible for reviewing menu and food offerings provided by the Food Service Program are in compliance with all rules, regulations, issued by USDA, MA DESE, MA DPH, and the PSB Wellness Policy.