Tulita Elementary School

LiveWell Kids

Docent Training Calendar

Please click here to access our docent training calendar for 2014-15.

Interested in becoming a docent? Click here for more information!


Obesity is a major health issue that frequently begins in childhood. So in 2004, Beach Cities Health District partnered with RBUSD to create LiveWell Kids. This unique program combats childhood obesity on three fronts:

  • Increasing access to, and consumption of, healthy foods
  • Improving knowledge and behaviors about eating
  • Increasing physical activity


As part of LiveWell Kids, children participate in nutrition education, daily morning activities, building school gardens and have access to farm fresh fruits and vegetables--and it’s working! In just one year of testing, school-wide BMI dropped nearly 3%, which translates to:

  • 105 fewer overweight/obese children
  • 525 years of increased life expectancy
  • $120,000 saved for each year of life


Find more information, read the latest LiveWell Kids newsletter and see what kids are currently learning at:


Want to be a docent?

for Nutrition Education : Contact Melissa DeChandt at
dechandt@ix.netcom.com or 310-849-4109

for Garden Education: Contact Casey Coleman
Schwartz at casey@flowerduet.com or