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Programming

Color Me Healthy

Color Me Healthy is a program for preschoolers and kindergartners in North Carolina schools, Head Starts, and Child Care Centers. This program helps children experience that healthy eating and physical activity can be fun. The nine-lesson curriculum uses music, games, taste tests, and more to engage all of the senses. Children are also sent home with a parent handout that contains nutrition tips, physical activity suggestions, and more.


2nd Grade

Steps to Health’s 2nd-grade program was designed to educate students and inspire them to eat smart by using hands-on activities, taste test, physical activity, games, and more. The nine-week program includes handouts sent home to parents each week that include recipes and nutrition and physical activity tips.


3rd Grade

Steps to Health’s 3rd-grade program was designed to take educating students and inspiring them to eat smart one step further. This program uses different hands-on activities, taste tests, physical activity, games, and more. The nine-week program includes handouts sent home to parents each week that include recipes and nutrition and physical activity tips. For more information on the 3rd Grade Curriculum: Steps to Health 3rd Grade


4th Grade

Steps to Health’s 4th-grade program incorporates planting a garden to learn about nutrition, science, math, and even incorporates language arts and social studies. This program gives students the opportunity to plant, grow, and try a variety of vegetables at their school garden while learning about nutrition and physical activity.


Kids Club

Kids Club is typically offered at Summer Meals Sites and After School Programs across North Carolina. This program is 8 sessions and teaches youth, from kindergarten to 5th grade about nutrition and physical activity. This is accomplished through indoor and outdoor activities and games, taste tests, and short lessons. Some of the topics include MyPlate, drinking more water, heart health, and physical activity.


Take Control

Take Control is a program for any age adults looking to learn more about how to maintain and prevent chronic disease through nutrition and physical activity. It is an 8-week program that incorporates taste tests, exercise, and other hands-on learning opportunities. Take Control can be offered at public housing developments, congregate nutrition sites, shelters (homeless or domestic violence), food pantries, soup kitchens, and more.


NEW in 2021- Take Control & Color Me Healthy will be offered virtually!


Need more information? Wondering if your site qualifies? Ready to host a program? Contact Meghan Lassiter, mabaker7@ncsu.edu.