Across the country, school physical education programs are critically underfunded contributing to an increased number of overweight and physically inactive students. A recent study by the Children’s Defense Fund found adolescents who live in low-income neighborhoods were nine times more likely to be overweight when compared to their peers in better-off areas.
UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind’s goal is to assist Los Angeles area middle schools and high schools by providing educators comprehensive resources to prepare students for a lifetime of healthy activity. Over 74% of our partner schools are located in low-income communities, where students have limited access to safe opportunities to be active. UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind supports local schools with a spectrum of different resources including:
· State-of-the-art exercise machines
· Fitness accessories
· Fitness curriculum
· Nutrition curriculum
· Professional development
We are proud that our programs have positively contributed to our community and been proven to show a multitude of benefits ranging from increased skill in physical activities, higher self confidence in students, and higher participation rates in the classroom setting.
To learn more or to apply for assistance, please visit