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Lawndale Elementary School District

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Wellness & School Gardens

Contact Us

(310) 973-1300

Community Wellness Outreach Coordinator

Ext. 50057

Community Wellness Health Educator
Ext. 50053
Account Technician
Ext. 50058
Garden Educator

Join our District Wellness Committee Meetings

Visit our calendar for our upcoming monthly wellness meetings!

Help Make Our Gardens Bloom!

Get involved and become one of our Garden Farmers. Work with students and help keep our gardens beautiful. 

No experience necessary! 


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The LESD Wellness Program promotes 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 afterschool and evening events, and offer nutrition education classes for parents and students.

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 initiatives:

  • CalFresh Healthy Living (formerly known as Champions for Change) provides parent and student nutrition and gardening lessons at all LESD schools and the surrounding community including the cities of Hawthorne and Inglewood. This initiative encourages and empowers students and families to make healthier choices and be more active. The program also hosts produce distribution to families within Lawndale!
  • The Harvest of the Month (HOTM) is a program run in partnership by LESD Food Services and LESD's CalFresh Healthy Living team. The HOTM Program highlights a different in season California grown fruit or veggie during most months of the school year. We host recess & lunch time taste tests to introduce these items to students, and then offer that month's harvest on the salad bar twice a month. We change the items featured in the program on an annual basis. 

2024 Free Summer Meals

LESD offers free meals for anyone 18 and under. Reference the flyer below for the locations and times. 

LESD ofrece comidas gratuitas para cualquier persona menor de 18 años. Consulte el folleto a continuación para conocer las ubicaciones y horarios. 


Smarter Lunchroom Movement

The Smarter Lunchroom Movement is a low-cost or no-cost initiative that promotes healthy eating choices for students in the cafeteria. The flyer below summarizes the strategies implemented for the 2023 - 2024 school year. 

El Smarter Lunchroom Movement es un iniciativa de bajo costo o sin costo que promueve opciones de alimentación saludable para los estudiantes en la cafetería. El siguiente folleto resume las estrategias implementadas para el año escolar 2023 - 2024. 

First page of the PDF file: SLMStrategies_2
First page of the PDF file: SLMStrategies1_2