Color Me Healthy for SNAP-Ed
Color Me Healthy is a nutrition and physical activity program for children ages four and five. It is designed to stimulate all the senses of young children: touch, smell, sight, sound, and of course, taste. It uses color, music, and exploration of the senses to teach children that healthy eating and physical activity are fun.
Color Me Healthy for SNAP-Ed is comprised of nine lessons chosen from the Color Me Healthy curriculum. Taste tests have been added to coincide with each lesson in order to enhance the multi-sensory learning experience. Parent handouts were enriched to contain nutrition tips, family physical activity suggestions, reading book recommendations, and grocery store adventures. All participants are awarded a certificate of participation at the completion of the program. Evaluation of the program is conducted via parent and teacher feedback forms.
The Color Me Healthy for SNAP-Ed program was developed by Carolyn Dunn, Ph.D., Cathy Thomas, MA.Ed, and Laural Kelly, MS.
- CMH Info Sheet
- CMH Schedule Template
- Writable Attendance Form
- Educator Feedback
- Teacher Feedback
- Schoolwide Healthy Environments Supports
- Schoolwide Environments Scan
- Certificate Template
Color Me Healthy for SNAP-Ed Site Eligibility:
- Head Starts automatically meet eligibility requirements.
- Childcare centers where 50% or more of students and their families are eligible for or receiving SNAP benefits. A letter from the site director must be provided to confirm site eligibility with this form.
- Qualifying schools are participating in the National School Lunch or Breakfast Program. The school building must have at least 50% of students receiving a free or reduced meal as found on this School Eligibility Chart.