Spring 2014 Health Link Online

HealthLink Online

Uniting Children, Parents, Caregivers, and Health Professionals

Health Education Lessons for Pre-K

Health Education Lessons for Pre-K

The National Institutes of Health funded the development of a set of 11 pre-K health education lessons. The curriculum is called EatPlayGrow. The lessons are about eating right, moving more, getting enough sleep and limiting screen time.

The teaching messages are aligned with widely accepted national pre-K health education standards. U.S Health and Human Services scientists reviewed the curriculum for accuracy. Head Start and preschool centers tested the lessons. The evaluations showed that children, teachers and families adopted some of the desired health behaviors.

Each of the lessons includes key points, art activities, songs, healthy snack ideas, story time activities, suggested physical activities and parent handouts.

To download the free lessons, go to: http://cmom.org/sites/default/files/EatPlayGrowTM_Curriculum.pdf.