School Wellness

School Wellness
School Wellness

The School Wellness Coordinator, Marcia Picard, whose position is funded through Greater Fall River Partners for a Healthier Community, works with schools in Fall River, Somerset, Swansea and Westport to support wellness activities and policy changes. Working with the administration, school committees, school nutrition staff and health and physical education staff, Ms. Picard helps schools move toward a healthier environment for all students. Ms. Picard also coordinates with a wide variety of community resources to ensure that students and their parents can easily access them to lead a healthier lifestyle at home and in the community.

Family Fun Nights
One of the premier wellness programs Ms. Picard is responsible for are the Family Fun Nights.  This is an opportunity for families to attend a program at their school that is completely FREE and together, they learn about community resources available to them, get a taste of what nutrition means, and discover ways to exercise that are free and fun. Additionally, all families are entered into a raffle and at the end of the program, the lucky winners walk out with a great, big bag of healthy groceries. It is great evening and the most important part, the family members get to spend time together and enjoy each other’s company.  

Pictures and Information on the 2017 – 2018 Family Fun Night Programs:
Argosy Collegiate Charter School | October 12, 2017
Alfred S. Letourneau School | October 24, 2017
Henry Lord Community School | November 1, 2017
Carlton M. Viveiros Elementary School | November 29, 2017
St. Michael’s School | December 7, 2017

For more information on School Wellness programs or to schedule your own Family Fun Night, contact Ms. Picard at 774-526-7149.