The Culture of Wellness Nutrition Education Program is a creative, fun, and experiential way for children to learn about healthy eating and incorporate healthy habits into their daily lives. The lessons involve food preparation and tasting while reinforcing Colorado’s Early Learning Framework to promote school readiness standards in a variety of disciplines. The Culture of Wellness Nutrition Education Program also offers nutrition education to the entire family through healthy recipes and newsletters. The goals of the program are to 1) increase fruit and vegetable consumption, 2) improve children’s willingness to try new foods and 3) encourage and foster healthy eating in preschool-aged children.
Our innovative program reinforces Head Start Performance Standards, utilizes classroom teachers to increase student reach and impact, and promotes connections between classroom and home to improve health messaging.