Healthy Holiday Workshops
The Wellness Program hosted Healthy Holiday Workshops for parents in November. During the workshops we shared tips on staying healthy during the holiday season as well as easy edible crafts to make with your children now and during the upcoming winter break. You can see samples that parents made in the slideshow below. You can also visit the Home Resources and School Resources pages for more ideas.
Parents share creations from Healthy Holidays Workshops
The LESD Wellness Program provides health resources to families in Lawndale and surrounding communities. Through nutrition education and outreach opportunities, we help students, parents and caregivers shape lifelong patterns of healthy behavior. Our goal is to create better communities by empowering young people and their families to make healthy choices and adopt active lifestyles.
Through community partners, private and government support, LESD has been championing healthy lifestyle initiatives since 1994. Currently, the LESD Wellness team spearheads four projects, including two childhood obesity prevention initiatives that are funded by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Here is a snapshot of what our program offers.
Champions for Change provides peer parent nutrition and gardening lessons at all LESD schools and the surrounding community including Lennox, Hawthorne and Inglewood. The initiative encourages and empowers individuals to make healthier choices through increased intake of nutritious foods and increased physical activity.
Lawndale Lifestyle is a local cable show that is supported by the City of Lawndale Cable Commission and produced by LESD’s Wellness Program. The show features unique partnerships between LESD, Lawndale Library and the City that support overall wellness for Lawndale families.
Choose Health LA Kids brings together various partners to implement community-based public education, skill-building and environmental change to promote healthier lifestyles to children ages 0-5 and their families. The initiative, funded by First 5 LA, provides nutrition programs to families in Lawndale, Hawthorne and Inglewood.
Kaiser Permanente’s Thriving Schools Partnership supports student wellness at LESD. It will help LESD revamp and strengthen its existing Student Wellness Policy with input from students, teachers and parents. Physical activity time will increase for 2,300 kindergarten through fifth grade students at three elementary schools (William Anderson, William Green and Franklin D. Roosevelt). Physical education specialists also plan to target student leadership groups with messaging on the importance of regular physical activity.