Color Me Healthy


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This instructional resource includes lessons that teach children about healthy food and physical activity. Activities are designed to be used during circle time. The use of color, music, food, and photos complements the lesson plans and stimulates children’s senses. Lessons are quick and easy to follow. The ideas and activities can be easily adapted. The resource also has an emphasis on changing the classroom environments to reflect healthy lifestyles.

What's inside A teacher resource guide, four sets of picture cards, three classroom poster, a CD with seven original songs, a hand stamp, 14 reproducible parent newsletters, and two parent posters. A training manual is also available separately for purchase and includes meeting agendas, Powerpoint slides, and handouts.

Activity highlight: In “Eat a Rainbow of Colors,” students sing “Taste the Colors”; teachers use picture cards with a bright color on one side and foods that match the color on the other; and children name foods of different colors that they have eaten.

Nutrition Competencies:
Kindergarten: (1a), 1b-c, 1e, (1f), 2-3 5, (7-8)
(x)= partial addressing of the competency

Language: English and Spanish
Number of lesson plans: 14
Amount of time per lesson: N/A
Estimated total time for lessons: N/A

Format: Hard copy and CD
Cost: Available for purchase

Cafeteria connection: Yes
After School: Yes

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    Topics and Grades

    Grade: PS/Pre-K to TK/K

    Topics: Health Education, Nutrition, Health & Physical Education

    Resource Pedagogy

    Resource Type/Classification:

    • Student Materials
    • Assessments
    • Teacher Materials
    • Reproducibles

    Tool for: Teachers

    Beneficiary: Students