Nutrition Education

Lamont Elementary School District’s CalFresh Healthy Living Nutrition Education Program, in partnership with Community Action Partnership of Kern and the California Department of Public Health, works to support healthy eating and active living in the communities of Lamont and Weedpatch. The goal of the program is to give local families the information and support they need to make healthy choices for a healthy lifestyle.

LESD's Nutrition Education Program target students, parents, and other community members considered CalFresh (SNAP) eligible. Bilingual nutrition education activities and cooking classes are offered at the Family Resource & Learning Center during days and evenings in order to reach community members with varying work schedules. Nutrition education materials and promotional items are distributed at community events such as Health Fairs, Back to School Nights, Parent / Youth Night and other family fun nights at the schools or local school readiness and pre-school programs. The Family Resource Center lobby always has nutrition education pamphlets and food stamp information available.

Students in the district receive nutrition education in the classroom and during the after school programs using Harvest of the Month, Dairy Council, Network for a Healthy California Power Play!, MyPyramid, and other USDA materials as well as lessons from the UC Cooperative Extension programs. Students and adults also practice making healthy meals and snacks and play games that teach them to stay active and incorporate physical activity into their daily habits.

For more information on Nutrition Education Programs and resources, please click on the following links:

Nutrition Classes for Adults

Nutrition and Physical Activity Resources and Links