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Health & Wellness

Parent category for all content related to the health, fitness, and overall wellness of NYC public school students and staff members. Posts in this category include stories about fitness instruction, school lunches, nutrition, and healthy habits.

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Beyond the ClassroomFeaturedHealth & WellnessNYC Services

Free Summer Meals for NYC Kids Until September 1

From June 28–September 1, 2023, select NYC public schools, community pool centers, parks, and food trucks across the five boroughs are offering free and nutritious breakfast and lunch to anyone who is 18 years old and under. Learn more about the DOE's Free Summer Meals program, and find service locations near you with our Find a Meal Location search tool or by texting "NYCFood" to 304-304 (Message and data rates may apply).
July 10, 2023
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FeaturedHealth & Wellness

Random COVID-19 Testing in NYC Schools Begins in October

As part of the NYC Department of Education's ongoing efforts to ensure the safety of City students and staff members this year, the DOE is partnering with City health agencies to provide random, in-school COVID-19 testing of students and staff members beginning in October 2020. Learn more about the City's school testing plan, and please fill out our testing consent form on your child's behalf to help ensure the safety of your child's school community this year.
October 2, 2020