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EatPlayGrow Curriculum

NHSA has partnered with the Children's Museum of Manhattan and NIH to bring Head Start programs an innovative new curriculum to combat obesity, Eat Play Grow.

EatPlayGrow™ is a new early childhood health curriculum and the first to be approved by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Center for Disease Control (CDC). In partnership with the NIH, Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) adapted the We Can!® obesity prevention program (originally for ages 8-13) to create EatPlayGrow™ for use with children ages 6 and younger and their adult caregivers.

This curriculum combines the latest science and research from the NIH with CMOM’s holistic arts and literacy-based pedagogy to engage families and adults who work with young children with creative programs and consistent health messages in informal and formal learning environments.


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