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LESD Wellness Policy

Check out LESD's Wellness Policy by following this link:

New LESD Board Policy


LESD Administrative Regulations

LESD District Wide Wellness Meetings

District Wellness Committee Meetings

Wellness Liaisons from every school get together every other month to share wellness activities and events taking place at their schools, and brainstorm new ways to implement change.







Community Wellness Meetings

Students, parents, teachers and staff are encouraged to attend these meetings that take place bi-monthly. This is a forum to brainstorm ways of making our schools healthier places for our students to learn and grow in. 






About Us

The LESD Wellness Program exists to promote healthy choices for our students and families. We partner with parents, teachers, staff, administrators and students to help support healthy attitudes and environments throughout the district. We are active in school gardens, participate in after school and evening events and offer nutrition education classes for parents & students.

LESD Wellness Program

Nutrition Workshops for Students

Champions for Change began visiting classrooms in October to talk with students about making healthy choices. So far, we've held 73 student workshops with 57 teachers.


The drawing above was created by a Kinder student in Mrs. Gillespie's after a visit where we talked about MyPlate and what we should eat and drink to be healthy and ready to learn. Thank you to all the teachers and students who make our days great!

Wellness Calendar

Current Initiatives

Through community partners, private and government support, LESD has been championing healthy lifestyle initiatives since 1994. Currently, the LESD Wellness Program is receiving support and providing education through the following two initiatives.


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.


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.  



Choose Health LA Kids brought 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, provided nutrition programs to families in Lawndale, Hawthorne and Inglewood from 2014 - 2016.


Lawndale Lifestyle is a local cable show that was supported by the City of Lawndale Cable Commission and produced by LESD’s Wellness Program. The show featured unique partnerships between LESD, Lawndale Library and the City that supported overall wellness for Lawndale families.

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Harvest of the Month

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Each month, students sample and learn about a fruit or vegetable that is in season. Our Wellness Program arranges monthly recess and lunch taste tests at each school to expose students to the selected fruit or veggie and to encourage them to make healthier choices. The cafeteria then serves that item on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.


For more information about Harvest of the Month, contact Health Educator Lissette Bravo at (310) 973-1300 ext.50057. 


September:  Watermelon

October:       Asian Pears

November:   Tangerines

December:    No HOTM

January:        Rainbow Chard

February:      Kale

March:           Cauliflower

April:             Lettuce

May:              Strawberries

Wellness Newsletter

Check out our Spring Wellness Newsletter:

Community Resource Guide

The latest copy of the Community Resource Guide, designed for families and caregivers of children ages 0-5, is now available for download.