The variety of preschool nutrition education programs are designed to inform early childhood teachers, young children, and families about the foundations of healthy eating.
Preschool classes in Barnstable County receive two nutrition lessons from a nutrition educator. Healthy foods, MyPlate, eating a rainbow of colors, the importance of physical activity and proper handwashing are topics presented with stories, active circle time activities and nutritious snacks. Currently, ten classrooms per year are visited and funded with a SNAP-ed grant and coordinated with UMass Amherst’s Nutrition Education Program.
May be coordinated with Extension nutritionists as needed to enhance the current curriculum or introduce nutrition topics. Educators can visit the classroom to introduce topics such as A Rainbow On Your Plate and Fun with Food. Please contact the office for more information.
An online training program that can be used by educators, foodservice staff, parents and school volunteers. Each Unit includes videos, interactive activities such as sharing boards and the creation of best practices planning tools. The program is designed to:
- Improve the understanding of food safety risks relating to fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Reduce the risks associated with foodborne illness in young children.
Interested in Preschool Nutrition Education Programs?
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