|Project LEAN Participants|
Healthy food and physical activity help kids grow up better, and there are now parents at Central and Rosa Parks elementary schools that will be sharing that knowledge with their fellow parents and neighbors in City Heights.
Thanks to California's Project LEAN and the California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities programs, a recent training program at Central taught parents how student success can be increased by parents setting a good example through education, volunteering and advocacy.
"I learned to encourage parents to be involved and participate in the community to make a healthy and positive impact," said one parent. The parent leaders will work with the schools' Health and Wellness Council to create a healthy school environment that promotes learning for all students.
The workshops, held Oct. 23, were lead by Diedre Kleske of California Project LEAN and Dr. Joanne Martin. It's part of the Building Healthy Communities initiative from the California Endowment.
For more information, contact Kleske at (619) 723-6457.