The LiveWell Tots program is a comprehensive obesity prevention program developed specifically for pre-school aged children. Pre-school teachers deliver 30-minute nutrition lessons in the classroom, focusing on food groups, healthy eating behaviors and mindfulness. The primary goals of this program include educating preschoolers on nutrition and mindful eating, increasing healthy eating behaviors and positively impacting both teachers’ and parents’ self-efficacy to instill healthy eating behaviors in their students. As a result, Beach Cities preschoolers are improving their overall health and well-being.
The LiveWell Tots Program Learning Modules Include:
- Lesson 1: Mindfulness
Students learn the importance of mindful behaviors including using all of their senses when eating and identifying signs of hunger.
- Lesson 2: Fruits and Vegetables
Students learn about the different parts of a plant that they can eat and how they are grown.
- Lesson 3: Farm-to-Table
Students learn how food is grown and to appreciate the work that it takes to grow fruits and vegetables.
- Lesson 4: Food Groups/Eating From the Rainbow
Students used the MyPlate method to learn the different food groups and discuss how to eat from the rainbow.
- Lesson 5: Physical Activity
Students learn about the importance of physical activity and discuss healthy habits that can be practiced over the summer.
- LiveWell Kids Recipes
- Play your way to health at AdventurePlex Toddler Town
- Learn more about healthy eating using MyPlate
- Tips and resources from First 5 California
Healthy Habit Videos
For more information, please contact:
Tami Kachel, MPH
School Health Programs Coordinator