The Lancaster HEAL Zone Project is funded by Kaiser Permanente to promote healthy eating and active living among school age youth and their families. The overarching goal is to improve the health and vitality of the community and prevent life threatening and debilitating diseases. The project is coordinated by Antelope Valley Partners for Health and is implemented in partnership with Lancaster School District and City of Lancaster.
What we’re doing
- Motivating students to engage in healthy eating practices
- School work-site wellness
- Active Recess is increasing physical activity at recess
- School gardens
- Quality PE minutes
- Parent engagement
- School Wellness policies regarding healthy snacks, rewards, and fundraisers are consistently implemented in HEAL Zone Schools
- School staff model healthy eating and active living principles
- Families form goals for physical activity and healthy eating
- Parents in Action groups are formed and trained to enable participation of parents in promoting healthy eating and physical activity in schools
AVPH supports the development of school gardens throughout the AV. Currently we support school gardens at:
- Mariposa Elementary School
- Linda Verde Elementary School
- Piute Middle School.
Learn more about the School Garden curriculum.