Introduction to the Curriculum
Read for Health (RFH) focuses on sources of food, emphasizing on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, physical activity, and related links to the environments from which foods are sourced and accessed.
Each lesson applies an interactive read-aloud format with a discussion that relates reading content to the child. The program focuses on increasing exposure of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains through activities, food demonstrations and tastings. Newsletter communication provides families with ideas and tools to increase access and consumption.
Resources have been developed to help educators plan programming using Read for Health in their communities. An overview is available and lesson assessment tools have been developed for all lessons.