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Color Me Healthy for SNAP-Ed serves preschoolers and kindergarteners across North Carolina in schools, Head Start, and Child Care Centers.
Color Me Healthy is a nutrition and physical activity program for children ages four and five. It is designed to stimulate all the senses of young children: touch, smell, sight, sound, and of course, taste. It uses color, music, and exploration of the senses to teach children that healthy eating and physical activity are fun. Color Me Healthy for SNAP-Ed is comprised of nine lessons chosen from the Color Me Healthy curriculum. Taste tests have been added to coincide with each lesson in order to enhance the multi-sensory learning experience. Parent handouts were enriched to contain nutrition tips, family physical activity suggestions, reading book recommendations, and grocery store adventures. Yancey County Head Start will be hosting the next Color Me Healthy Series beginning Wednesday, March 7 through Wednesday, May 2. For more information, please contact Sue Estridge, FCS Extension Agent at (828) 682-7680
NC State Extension is hosting an information and discussion session for shared-use facilities, food hubs, commercial kitchens, food entrepreneurs, food processors, etc. The information shared in this workshop will provide clarity in solving the puzzle of food safety regulations in your operation. This session will help demystify the regulatory landscape and provide guidance on how your operation can comply with relevant food safety regulations.
• Foodborne illness outbreaks associated with shared use facilities and food businesses
• Overview of food safety regulatory landscape and specific regulations
• Existing food safety services provided by NC State Extension
• Q & A with representatives from various NC regulatory agencies
Speakers from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS) and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) will be featured to provide direct input and answer questions. Speakers include:
• Dr. Ben Chapman (NC State, Food Safety Extension Specialist/Associate Professor)
• Susan Parrish (NCDA & CS)
• Dr. Beth Yongue (NCDA & CS, Director of Meat and Poultry Inspection Division
• Felissa Vasquez (Buncombe County DHHS, Food and Lodging Supervisor)