The Providence Public Schools Health & Wellness Committee meets regularly and welcomes new members. The committee is currently seeking parent, student and teacher representation.
Please join if you have a strong commitment to:
- Healthy school meals
- Increased recess and physical activity for students
- Quality physical education programming
- Healthy fundraising efforts
- Better health outcomes for all Providence students
Health & Wellness Committee meetings take place for one hour every other month.
To find out more, ask questions or to sign up, please contact:
Health & Wellness Committee Chair
Phanida Phivilay Bessette, School Board Member, PhanidaP.Bessette@ohhs.ri.gov
PPSD Wellness Coordinator
Jennifer Quigley-Harris, Jennifer.QuigleyHarris@ppsd.org, 401-835-6838
In 2005, the RI General Assembly passed a law requiring the establishment of a School District Wellness Committee as a subcommittee of the full School Board. In November of 2013, the
Providence School Board adopted a new PPSD Wellness Policy, which adheres to all updated federal, state and local requirements.