Health Equity Considerations
Color Me Healthy (CMH) is designed to improve fruit and vegetable intake and increase physical activity among 4 and 5 year old children in child care, home day care, Head Start, and preschool settings by increased exposure to nutrition education and opportunities for physical activity. Early dissemination of Color Me Healthy was funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed) and implemented in low-income, under-resourced childcare centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Programs (EFNEP). Color Me Healthy has been adopted in many North Carolina counties and by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian Nation. Additionally, it has been implemented in numerous states, including a research study in Boise, Idaho.
Color Me Healthy materials are available in English and Spanish.