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All HPS staff members are invited to participate in January’s wellness challenge: How to make healthy meal choices while navigating rising food prices. 

 Food prices have increased dramatically in recent months, which can make eating a healthy diet feel inaccessible at times. While some foods are more expensive, eating a nutrient-dense diet can be achievable even when sticking to a budget. 

In this monthly challenge program, participants will discover tools to find foods that are healthy for both themselves and their wallets!

Staff members who complete the challenge by the end of the month will be entered into a raffle for a $25 Big Y gift card.  It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Watch the Eating Healthy on a Budget webinar and fill out the webinar completion form.
  2. Grab your worksheet and make a plan. Either print, use as a fillable PDF or get a hard copy from your building nurse.  Central Office copies are available in Pupil Services, while Central Supply copies are available on the third floor.
  3. Email the completed worksheet to Julia Wilkins at or mail a paper copy to Health New England, One Monarch Place, Springfield MA 01104 by January 31. For questions, contact your school building nurse. 

Also, check out our wellness calendar and get excited for all the fun opportunities coming up in 2023!