Schools + Parents
LiveWell Kids

Launched by Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) in 2007, LiveWell Kids is a comprehensive school well-being 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 2007 – among Redondo Beach elementary school students. Today, due to the partnership between Beach Cities Health District and Redondo Beach Unified School District, the obesity rate has fallen to just 6.4% while state and national averages continue to rise.

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) 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.

Join us for a virtual Q&A Garden Chat featuring Mishell Balzer, BCHD’s Garden Education Coordinator! We’ll discuss growing food at home and share best practices and tips.
July 16
12 p.m. 
Register here. 

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. 

 

 

LiveWell Kids Program Reports

Beach Cities Volunteer Day

 

For more information, please contact:
mishell.balzer@bchd.org
(310) 374-3426, ext. 264