Solana Beach School District joins Live Well San Diego initiative
The Solana Beach School District recently joined San Diego County’s ongoing initiative to improve the health and safety of community members.
In February, the Solana Beach School Board unanimously approved a resolution in support of Live Well San Diego, a long-term effort to improve the health and wellness of residents. In recognition of the district’s commitment to the health and safety of its students, San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts presented the school board with a proclamation and declared March 12 as “Solana Beach School District Day” throughout the county.
“You all truly get the connections between living healthy and learning in school,” said Roberts, a Solana Beach resident whose children have attended district schools. “I can’t thank you enough.”
The county launched Live Well San Diego in 2010. Through the initiative, the county partners with local schools, businesses and organizations.
“The call to action really motivates all of us,” said Chuck Matthews, deputy director of the county’s Health and Human Services Agency. “This could be the first generation of kids that might not live as long as their parents. That’s why we’re taking this action. Here, in Solana beach, you have been taking that action.”
Although the school board just recently adopted the resolution, the district has long supported health and wellness through a variety of programs.
With the help of the district’s Wellness Committee, each school site has a school garden providing fresh, organic produce for the district’s lunch program. The district’s Child Nutrition Program also offers salad bars at all seven schools, five days a week.
“I have an enormous sense of pride that we received this,” said board president Vicki King. “We’re excited that we’re able to bring this to our students.”
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