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Resources Required

Staff: Staff will need to be identified to provide training for child care providers. This may be staff with HeadStart; the state health department; Cooperative Extension; The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Programs (EFNEP); Head Start Centers; Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP); and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed).  In North Carolina, county Health Promotion Coordinators and Cooperative Extension Family & Consumer Sciences Agents conduct trainings for child care providers on implementation of the Color Me Healthy curriculum. 


  • Train-the-trainer: Staff who have been identified to train child care providers will need training on the Color Me Healthy program. This is provided in the Color Me Healthy Training Manual or states can create their own train-the-trainer based on their needs. The Color Me Healthy staff in North Carolina is also available to conduct train-the-trainer workshops in other states.
  • Child Care Provider Training: It is suggested that child care providers receive a minimum of four hours of hands-on training in Color Me Healthy prior to implementation in the classroom. Trainings are most effective with small numbers of providers (less than 25). 

Costs associated with trainings include:  training supplies, travel mileage reimbursement, venue for training, and refreshments.


  • English CMH Kits are available at cost ($80 per kit for orders under 100 kits; $65 per kit for orders over 100 kits).

  • Spanish language CMH Kits are available for an additional $25 per set for orders under 100 and $20 per set for orders over 100.

  •  CDs are available for $10 per CD for orders under 100, and $5 per CD for orders of 100 or more.

Other Costs:

  • Mileage reimbursement for travel to conduct trainings

  • Venue for training

  • Refreshments at training

  • Training supplies