Encinitas Union School District (EUSD) joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized partner on June 11, 2013. EUSD has taken an innovative and sustainable approach to making student, staff and community health a priority. Parents, staff and community stakeholders are brought together through the Wellness Committee and Green Committee to discuss key health and environmental issues and develop solutions. The EUSD Health and Wellness Program provides hands-on learning on gardening and organic farming, and promotes physical activity. On-site school gardens supply salad bars with fresh, organic produce five days a week for all schools. High-sugar chocolate milk has been removed from the school lunch program and filtered drinking water is offered as a healthy alternative. EUSD is committed to being environmentally conscious and has installed energy efficient hand dryers in all schools, adopted the use of certified green cleaners and has reduced lunchtime waste by 83 percent through its Lunchtime Waste Management Protocol.