Childcare professionals working in daycare/preschool centers and home child care providers are invited to attend a workshop in Onawa offered by ISU Extension and Outreach-Monona County. Color Me Healthy is a two hour training that guides child care providers in fun ways to keep preschoolers moving and eating healthy. The training is on Monday, November 17th, from 6:30 to 8:30-pm, at Monona County ISU Extension, 119 Iowa Avenue in Onawa.
Renee Sweers, ISU Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Health Program Specialist and program presenter, says “Color Me Healthy is a hand-on training that is a lot of fun. Participants learn activities to do with preschoolers that promote eating healthy and being active. Additionally, each child care center or home will receive a Color Me Healthy curriculum kit, so they will have all the tools they need to do the activities in their own child care setting.”
Color Me Healthy was developed by North Carolina Cooperative Extension. It provides fun, innovative, interactive learning opportunities on physical activity and healthy eating. The program is designed to stimulate all of the senses of young children: touch, smell, sight, sound, and, of course, taste. Color Me
Healthy uses color, music, and exploration of the senses to teach children that healthy food and physical activity are fun! Register online at the Iowa Childcare Provider Training Registry https://ccmis.dhs.state.ia.us/TrainingRegistry/ or call Monona County ISU Extension and Outreach at 712-423-2175.
Costs for the program are covered in-part by Early Childhood Iowa – Monona, Shelby, Harrison counties.