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Wellness Committee

Recognizing that students perform their best when they are healthy, and that optimal student performance is necessary for our schools and our students to be successful, the wellness committee strives to help the administration, teachers, and staff promote a healthy school environment that enhances the health and well-being of our students.

Coventry Public Schools has developed a Wellness Policy that is focused on improving the health of students. The policy was developed by our wellness advisory council that includes teachers, parents, students, administrators, Board of Education members, and school nurses. Below are some helpful links regarding our district policy and committee:

CPS District Wellness Policy (link will open in new tab)

Wellness Committee Membership form (link will open in new tab)

If you would like more information, please contact Dr. Beth Giller at or Beth Pratt at

Wellness Committee Members

Dr. Beth Giller, Co-chair, Director of Pupil & Staff Support Services, District

Beth Pratt, Co-chair, Director of Food Services, District

Erin Beason, Teacher, Coventry Grammar School

Jen Beausoleil, Board of Education Chair, District

Allison Calhoun-White RD, Parent, G. H. Robertson School

Vacant, Student, Coventry High School

Lisa Dutton, Physical Education Teacher, G. H. Robertson School

Becky Gilbert, Parent, Coventry High School

Christine Kessler, Physical Education Teacher, Coventry Grammar School

Melissa Makara, Health/PE Teacher, Coventry High School

Therese McKeever, Nurse, G. H. Robertson School

Jillian Miner, Program Coordinator, Hale Early Education Center

Jessica Paquette, Parent, Hale Early Education Center

Michelle Talaga, Physical Education Teacher, Capt. Nathan Hale School

Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes


Wellness Challenges

Healthy Holiday Tips - Tips to staying healthy during the holiday season!

Want to stay healthy and maintain your weight during the holidays? Join us for our Maintain Don't Gain challenge!

Wellness Links for You and Your Family

New England Dairy and Food Council Fuel Up to Play 60

USDA MyPlate

Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

NFL Play 60 Program

American Heart Association

State of Connecticut Child Emergency Preparedness - a new website that connects visitors concerned with children’s emergency preparedness to an extensive array of resources offered by federal, state and community-based organizations.