Healthy Ever After!
Healthy Ever After (HEA) is a program sponsored by Torrance Memorial Medical Center. HEA was created for Torrance Unified School District’s Elementary Schools to promote healthy eating and lifestyles for children and youth in the community. The goal of HEA is to teach kids how to make healthy lifestyle choices. Parent volunteers and dietetic interns teach the nutrition education lesson to all students at elementary schools. HEA consists of four nutrition lessons per school year that are accompanied by a healthy snack. These snacks expose students to healthy foods that go hand in hand with the nutritious foods served in the cafeteria each day. Topics focus on the USDA’s MyPlate food diagram, fitness and fun for a healthy heart, limiting sugar intake, eating a rainbow of colors of fruits and vegetables, and many other healthy topics. All lessons were created by a Registered Dietitian and are updated on a regular basis. Since 2012 HEA has been helping kids make healthy eating and lifestyle choices!