• LifeSPAN programs in 17 Head Start and Great Start Readiness Program (GSRP) affiliated preschool classrooms: 

    Head Starts:                                                                                                                                                                           GSRPs: 

    Algonquin                                                                                                                                                                              Engadine
    Brimley                                                                                                                                                                                   Pickford
    Cedarville                                                                                                                                                                                Rudyard
    Kinross (AM, PM and School Day)                                                                                                                           St. Ignace
    Sault Ste. Marie (Sault West PM, Sault East AM, Sault West and East School Day)                Three Lakes
    Sault Township Tigers
    St. Ignace

    Grow It, Try It, Like It  is an experiential, evidence based curriculum that provides nutrition education for children ages 3-5 years old. Through the activities, the child uses all five senses as the Nutrition Facilitator introduces a new fruit or vegetable. Children learn how fruit and veggies grow and about the importance of eating healthy. Each set of lessons helps children to connect healthy food choices at the table with the farm, orchard, or garden. The Nutrition Facilitator models free or low-cost physical activities and discusses the importance of nutrition and physical activity together.

    Preschool nutrition facilitator holds two types of squash while students touch and feel them.  Preschool student gives a thumbs up after tasting spinach Preschool nutrition facilitator holds up a halved butternut squash while students look on.



    Red and green apples in rows


    slices of cantaloupe on a plate

    Crookneck Squash

    Lots of yellow crook-neck squash in rows


    Freshly washed spinach in a colander

    Sweet Potato

    cut sweet potato on cutting board


    ripe strawberries in quart container


     a crate of colorful peaches


Last Modified on October 16, 2023