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My TIME to Eat Healthy and Move More

My TIME to Eat Healthy and Move More is a home-based program for parents or caregivers and their children ages 3-5. This unique program actively engages parents and children in a co-learning process as they experience how to make healthy food choices and become more physically active.

My TIME to Eat Healthy


By participating in this home-based program:

  • Parents and children will understand the importance of varying foods and physical activity for better health.

  • Families will prepare and eat healthy recipes that are fun and creative.

  • Families will participate in physical activity while learning about the importance of daily exercise as a part of good health.

  • Parents will learn and practice ways to save money on groceries.

Space and time requirements

This program consists of 24 15-20 minute mini-lessons clustered into six units. Lessons occur in the family’s home and mix instruction and activities, including games, exercise, reading, and tasting demonstrations. Lessons are designed to be taught by home visitor-type staff of partner organizations (e.g., Head Start).

More information

My TIME to Eat Healthy and Move More gets parents and children working together to learn practical tips to eat healthy and move more. Taste testing activities inspire healthy eating. Simple ideas promoting daily exercise motivate parents and children to move more. Over all, My TIME empowers families to stay connected to their own goals and opportunities to improve the health of their family.

SNAP-Ed will train partner organizations to offer this program in families’ homes. To find out more about this program or explore the possibilities of this program being offered through your agency, contact the SNAP-Ed team.

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