Monday, May 23, 2016

New and Improved Food Labels

See if you can spot the differences. The first thing that jumps out might be the calories but there are some other changes too. The change that I believe is most important is the "added sugar" under the Total Carbohydrates. If you want to learn more, head to this NYT article.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Food and Family

Busy Spring? 

With all those sports team practices and games, don't forget the importance of eating dinner together as a family. Better yet, include your children in the purchasing, prepping, and cooking as well! Enjoy this short video that highlights how necessary it is to connect with your family during mealtime. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Take a look at this short but informative New York Times article  on the importance of cultivating happiness in our homes and schools. At first glance you may find it simplistic but there are some great pieces of advice that I think we should all put into practice. Enjoy.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Second Barcode?

Check out this very interesting concept articulated by author Michael Pollan. If you're interested in more videos like this one, head to  and click the "videos" tab at the top. 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Save the Date!

Thursday February 18th

The staff at HMS cordially invites you to attend our famous spaghetti dinner! This event is a fundraiser with all proceeds going toward programs that would not normally be supported by the budget. Your contributions and donations have allowed us to purchase a storage shed, swings, trash bins and a sandbox with outdoor toys. We have also cleared trees to expand the playground space, installed two state-of-the-art playground structures, helped pay for the installation of a baseball diamond, planted four maple trees and most recently bought PA equipment for our school assemblies. Your continued support is truly appreciated by both the students and staff. We look forward to making further improvements to this great school. 

All money will be collected on the night of the event

Checks can be made out to the Hopkinton School District

ADULTS $6.00                   CHILDREN $3.00                        FAMILY RATE: $18

5:00 AND 6:00

Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Dietary Guidelines

New federal dietary guidelines announced on Thursday urge Americans to drastically cut back on sugar, and for the first time have singled out teenage boys and men for eating too much meat. To read more, click here.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

"Whole and Healthy"

This video highlights how we need to remind ourselves and loved ones to eat natural food. Too often people forget that food products that are possessed, packaged, boxed, caned, wrapped, and bagged should be eaten sparingly, not as staples in your diet. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

What do you think?

When I came across this New York Times article  it solidified my opinion that consumers need be critical thinkers more than ever. Head to the October "Wellness Wrap Up" for a bit more information on this topic.
What do you think? Should the medical profession accept donations from Coke? 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hello HMS Families! 

I would like to welcome everyone to another school year! I am truly excited to teach our students at Harold Martin to become happy, healthy, social, and physically active individuals.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2015 Walking School Bus!

The Walking School Bus will start up again after vacation on Tuesday May 5th. If you are new to HMS or haven’t heard of this program, it’s a weekly walk to school from the Cracker Barrel Deli. Weather permitting, we meet every Tuesday morning at 7:30 and start walking by 7:40.  It only takes about five minutes so your son or daughter will have plenty of time on the playground before they head into school. You may drop your child off and I will make sure he or she makes it to school safely and on time. Thank you and I hope to see you there!