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Child/Youth Programming

Steps to Health Color Me Healthy

Steps to Health 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.

For more information on Steps to Health Color Me Healthy: Color Me Healthy for Steps to Health

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.

For more information on the 2nd Grade Curriculum: Steps to Health 2nd Grade

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 programs uses different 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.

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.

For more information on the 4th Grade Curriculum: Steps to Health 4th Grade

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.

For more information on Kids Club: Steps to Health Kids Club

To see if your school qualifies or to schedule any of the programs listed above in Duplin or Sampson County contact Meghan Baker, mabaker7@ncsu.edu