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Nutrition Education Program

Curriculum Resources for Educators

Keystone Kids Go!
Keystone Kids Go is a statewide collaboration of partners invested in improving the health and wellness of Pennsylvania's children. This website offers resources, professional development opportunities, announcements, and more to support early childhood educators, coaches, families, and children in improving nutrition and physical activity practices and policies.

Keystone Kids Go is supported and enhanced by the Pennsylvania Departments of Health, Education, and Human Services in partnership with:

Color Me Healthy (CMH) is the original program developed in North Carolina. CMH provides early childhood practitioners with resources and materials to teach children ages four and five that healthy eating and movement are fun! For more information about CMH please visit the Color Me Healthy website.

Nibbles for Health: Nutrition Newsletters for Parent of Young Children
These colorful and engaging newsletters for parents of young children can be shared by Child and Adult Care Food Program providers to communicate information about popular nutrition topics. There are 12 newsletters available in both English and Spanish.

The Pennsylvania Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care (PA NAP SACC) supports and encourages early care and education programs to engage in continuous quality improvement focused on improving nutrition and physical activity practices and policies within early learning settings. Annually, PA NAP SACC issues mini-grants to licensed child care providers to support and enhance these quality improvement practices using the Go NAP SACC tool. Questions and additional information about PA NAPSACC mini-grants can be obtained from:

Lori McMonigal
Coordinator for Special Projects, Tuscarora Intermediate Unit
717.248.4942 x 112

I Am Moving, I Am Learning (IMIL) is an active enhancement for addressing childhood obesity in Early Care and Education settings. IMIL has three (3) overall goals for building lifelong healthy preferences:

  1. Increase the quantity of physical activity during daily routines.
  2. Improve the quality of structured movement experiences intentionally facilitated by teachers and adults.
  3. Improve healthy food choices for children every day.

The interactive and high-energy training is infused with ideas, strategies, lively music, and resources for embedding quality physical movement experiences and healthy nutrition choices within existing curricula of Early Care and Education programs. Create an account on the PD Registry for more information about I am Moving I am Learning training sessions available in your region.

Pennsylvania Harvest of the Month is a program developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and Project PA (Penn State University) to promote a local agricultural product each month through schools, child and adult care centers/daycare homes, and summer feeding sites. The program aims to provide participants with local, healthy products while supporting Pennsylvania farmers and producers.

Downloadable materials and pre-school activity sheets are available for early learning settings.