Wellness & School Gardens
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!
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.
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