Students, Parents and Community
Healthy students have a better chance of succeeding in the classroom. When students are well-nourished, they have higher test scores, fewer behavioral and emotional problems, are more attentive, less absent and tardy, and visit the school nurse less often.
Independent research shows the Network’s multi-dimensional approach to nutrition education, which incorporates innovative, hands-on classroom activities, teacher trainings and parent workshops, has a positive impact on the way students think – and the way they eat.
The Network’s nutrition education program reaches far beyond the classroom. We also teach parents about healthy living and resources – like CalFresh – that are available to help them provide nutritious foods for their families.
For more information on how you can start making healthy changes today, both in your home and in your community, check out the links on the blue bar to the left.
Network Family Wellness Festival (June 8, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Mulholland Middle School) Network participants, the school community, families and students are invited to attend and participate in this fun and positive event. Planned highlights include a Family Chef competition, a special performance from Southland Opera, school showcase booths and raffles. Click on the survey link below to let us know if you're coming and to sign up to host a booth or physical activity. See invitational letter for compensation information.
Survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NetworkFamilyWellnessFestival
Click for flyer or invitational letter.
This year's Community Nutrition Workshop was held on April 13, 2013 and was a big success! We were thrilled to have so many join us at Kennedy High School to learn about healthy eating habits and partake in some very fun physical activity. Please enjoy this video, which provides a recap of this exciting event and inspires healthy changes!