Promoting Health and Well-Being

As El Nido celebrates our 90th year, we have embraced a number of new projects focused on health and nutrition to help improve our young clients’ and their families’ well-being. These include our Pacoima Community Garden and wholesome cooking classes, our South LA Tiny Tot Playscape Garden, and our Compton Health Fair held at the end of last year.

The Health Fair was the first of its kind for teen parents in the community and was well received by the over 250 teen parents and their family members who attended.

Generously sponsored by Best Start First 5 LA and Health Net, the day was filled with vital medical screenings, health and medical insurance information, and engaging family activities. USC’s Dental Mobile Clinic provided free dental screenings for young children (some of whom had never visited a dentist before). In addition, information on reproductive healthcare from Planned Parenthood, neighborhood afterschool programs, and breastfeeding support was provided.  Read More & View Gallery