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Wellness & School Gardens Program

Contact Us

(310) 973-1300

John Cousins

Community Wellness Outreach Coordinator

Ext. 50053


Community Wellness Health Educator

Ext. 50057

Sochil Franco

Account Clerk

Ext. 50058

Nathaniel Mills

Garden Educator

Fresh Fr

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.

Rethink your drink!

Watermelon Drink

Try the below healthy thirst quenching recipes that the whole family will enjoy!

Tropical Eye Opener Smoothie Summer Breeze Smoothie Watermelon Lime Water Banana-Blueberry Smoothie Melon Cooler


C Ceviche


Have cauliflower and don't know what to do? Try making cauliflower ceviche! It's delicious and  easy - the kids can help, too.

¿Tienes coliflor y no sabes qué hacer? ¡Haga ceviche de coliflor! Es delicioso y fácil de preparar ¡hasta los niños pueden ayudar! 

Food Safety Tips

Here are some tips to reduce foodborne illness. 

Food Safety Flyer

Stretch Your Food dollars

Here are some tips on ways to save money when you go grocery shopping.

Stretch Your Dollar Flyer



Poppy Seed Dressing SimplyScratch


Due to popular demand, find our recipe for poppyseed dressing here in English and Spanish.

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

Special thanks to LESD RAP students for helping us develop a sweet potato fries recipe that LESD kids love!

We're hosting a series of hands-on cooking with a focus on healthy eating and living for parents and community members. See the below calendar to find out when and where these fun classes will be held.

Need some recipe inspiration?

These recipes are fast, easy, healthy *and* tasty. Don't take our word for it - try them for yourself!

Berry Banana Smoothie Bowl - Great for breakfast, lunch, as a snack or even dessert.

Quinoa Salad - A yummy salad that can be served hot or cold and eaten as a side or a main dish.

Tofu Stir Fry - When you're in a rush and craving Asian flavors, give this quick and tasty recipe a try.

Healthier Pancakes - Syrup, move over! We're making our own strawberry sauce and serving them with whole grain pancakes.

Fish Tacos - It's Taco Tuesday, and we're ready to party! Try our delish sauteed fish tacos. Want to level up the flavor? Grill the fish instead!

Chicken Burrito Bowl - This is a great and filling recipe sure to please most in the family. Tortillas optional.