I teach grades K-5, do I need to subscribe to all three levels?

Yes, they will be targeted to educators who teach at the Pre-K/K level, Lower Elementary (Grades 1-2) and Upper Elementary (Grades 3-5), to teachers at those levels, or parents of children at the three different levels.

Does each educator need their own subscription or should we share?

Each educator should have their own subscription and login.

What books from the Health Through Literacy Kindergarten book set are used in Pre-K/K activities?

Wash Your Hands (Margaret McNamara), Eating the Alphabet: Fruits and Vegetables from A to Z (Lois Elhert), We Like to Move (Elyse April), and Feast for 10 (Cathryn Falwell).

Can I substitute other physical activity breaks for the Fit Bits™?

Fit Bits™ are an important part of the program because they include nutrition messages that are consistent with HSHC™ lessons and MyPlate; it is strongly recommended that you use them.

Is it OK to use different recipes than the recommended ones?

The recipes that are recommended in each lesson reinforce the behavior messages of the activities. We recommended using the recipes provided. However, if an alternate recipe aligns with the behavior messages they can be substituted as appropriate. If you are using HSHC™ in a SNAP-Ed program, inquire with your Michigan Fitness Foundation project manager before using (or making any changes) to HSHC™ program components.

What version of Fit Bits™ should be used for Pre-K?

Kindergarten Fit Bits™.

Is it SNAP-Ed allowable to purchase the books recommended in Lesson Supplements?

Yes, if they are part of your proposed intervention and your budget is sufficient.

Does HSHC™ teach any topics in addition to the ones in HCHS™?

Yes, a unit on food sources/gardening has been added.

Where can I find the Lesson Planner?

In the Ensuring Success: User Guide.

Can we order the recipe booklets or the graduation certificates in quantity from MFF?

Where are the handouts that I need for the activities?

Links to the handouts will be provided on your My Subscriptions page as part of your subscription.

Were all the new activities pilot tested with children?


Is everything that I need to implement this program available to purchase on this site?


Is there a discount if we purchase multiple subscriptions?

Yes.  You will receive a 5% discount if you purchase 10 or more subscriptions.

How long is each lesson?

Pre-K/K lessons are 30-45 minutes and Lower and Upper Elementary lessons are intended to be 45-60 minutes long based on which and how many activities you choose.

Are program materials in other languages?

Yes, the following materials are available in Spanish:

  • Healthy Snacks Recipe Booklet
  • Family Letter
  • Family Letter Fillable Content
  • Graduation Certificate

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