Schools + Parents
LiveWell Kids

Launched by Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) in 2005, LiveWell Kids is a comprehensive obesity prevention program developed specifically for elementary school students (K-5). The program was originally created in response to a high rate of obesity at the time – 20 percent in 2005 – among Redondo Beach elementary school students. Today, due to BCHD’s programming, the obesity rate has fallen to just 7.8% – while state and national averages continue to rise.

The LiveWell Kids curriculum is delivered in the classroom or school garden by trained parent volunteers. The program blends nutrition lessons and regular physical activity with mindfulness practices and garden education to help students adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors and habits at an early age.

The primary components of the program include:

LiveWell Kids Nutrition Education

Delivered by parent volunteers, the LiveWell Kids Nutrition Program provides five nutrition-based lessons per year in Redondo Beach Unified School District (RBUSD) and Hermosa Beach School District (HBCSD) elementary schools.

LiveWell Kids Garden Education

All Redondo Beach Unified School District and Hermosa Beach City School District elementary schools have LiveWell Kids gardens maintained by BCHD’s Garden Angel volunteers. The school gardens provide a place for students to receive five interactive lessons per year.

LiveWell Kids Recipes

Try making some of the healthy and delicious recipes that were tasted or promoted during the LiveWell Kids Nutrition and Garden lessons.

Childhood Obesity Decline in Redondo Beach


For more information, please contact:
Carrie Anne Blevins
Carrieanne.blevins@bchd.org
310-374-3426, ext. 125

 

LiveWell Kids Program Reports