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LESD Wellness Program

Photos from our Parent Nutrition Workshops

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Wellness Class Calendar

About Us

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.

Current Initiatives

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.

 

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.  

 

PAST INITIATIVES

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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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. 


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Wellness Newsletter

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