Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) partners with local school districts in Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach to create environments that support student, staff and parent health. Healthy habits developed at a young age can last a lifetime. BCHD provides an array of programs and services that increase physical activity, improve nutrition and promote social-emotional well-being.
School District Superintendents and Liaisons:
Hermosa Beach City School District:
Dr. Jason Johnson, Superintendent
Sylvia Gluck, Director of Educational Services
Manhattan Beach Unified School District:
Dr. John Bowes, Superintendent
Kerry Riccio Aguero, Director of Student Services
Redondo Beach Unified School District:
Dr. Nicole Wesley, Superintendent
Jason Kurtenbach, Executive Director, Student Services
For more information on our school programs and partnerships, please click on the links below.
The LiveWell Kids nutrition and garden programs have been combined to create a hybrid, farm-to-table program. These six interactive lessons focus on educating K-5 students on the process and benefits of growing their own food and making healthy eating choices. All lessons are delivered in the fresh air of the school gardens by trained parent volunteers.
Students learn essential communication and decision-making life skills to help them navigate substance use in evidence-based substance use prevention curriculum like Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit, while South Bay Families Connected provides families with free resources to help their children reach their full potential.
Childhood Obesity Decline in Redondo Beach
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health in partnership with Beach Cities Health District. Recent Trends in Childhood Obesity Prevalence in the Redondo Beach Unified School District: A Case Study; June 2020.
Palacios, C., Simon, P., Steward, A., Garner, T., Hameed, H., & Shetgiri, R. (2022). Impact of an Elementary School-Based Wellness Initiative on Child Obesity Prevalence: LiveWell Kids. Health Promotion Practice. https://doi.org/10.1177/15248399211065717