Making Healthy Choices Part of the School Selection
Champions for Change and Para Los Niños partner to teach wellness to students and families
Los Angeles, CA – Para Los Niños and Champions for Change are excited to incorporate wellness into the upcoming Prospective Family Nights across all three of their charter schools in Downtown Los Angeles, this March. At each event, they will offer fruit infused water and nutrition resources to help families and community members make healthy decisions in their school choice process.
“Often times, wellness is not considered when thinking of a school site, however it is a crucial part of every child and family’s life,” said Ani Tarpinian, Program Manager of Champions for Change at Para Los Niños. “Schools are where a child eats most of their meals, so we want families to know that we have vendors and programs that offer nutritious and delicious choices to ensure their child is getting the best.”
Educational resources on nutrition and sugar-sweetened beverage alternatives from Champions for Change will be available. School Nutrition Plus, the school lunch provider, will be offering taste tests on the healthy and delicious schools meals available for PLN students. The goal is that families and community members will learn about nutrition and the value it has on a child’s health, both physical and emotional, and influences his or her ability to succeed.
Recognizing that healthy school environments help support student learning and behavior, Para Los Niños is committed to providing school environments that promote and protect children’s health, well-being, and ability to learn by supporting healthy eating and physical activity.
Each Prospective Family Night is a chance for community members, and those currently enrolled to see the full model of Para Los Niños and determine if that is the best choice for their family. For more information on the event dates and time please contact Diana Rodriguez at 213-250-4800.