Schools + Parents
LiveWell Kids

Launched by Beach Cities Health District 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 an alarmingly high rate of obesity at the time – 20 percent in 2005 – among Redondo Beach elementary school students. Today, thanks to a steady diet of LiveWell Kids programming in every Redondo Beach elementary school, the obesity rate has fallen to just 7.2 percent – while state and national numbers continue to rise.

The LiveWell Kids curriculum is delivered in the classroom or school garden by trained Parent Docents. 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:

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 Unified School District (HBCSD) for students grades K-5.

Garden Education

All Redondo Unified School District Elementary Schools have LiveWell Kids funded gardens maintained by BCHD’s Garden Angels, Garden Coordinator and parent volunteers, the school gardens provide a place for students to receive six 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.

For more information, please contact:
Carrie Anne Blevins
310-374-3426, ext. 125


LiveWell Kids Program Reports