A custom program designed to teach children the skills they need to develop healthy habits with eating and physical activity

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A new initiative from the Together Counts™ program, Smart from the Start aims to provide educators and families of children ages 3-5 years with the tools and resources they need to provide their preschoolers with a strong beginning during the most crucial time in their development. Developed on the foundation of Energy Balance, which means balancing the calories we consume with the calories we burn, Smart from the Start provides flexible activities that can be easily integrated into classroom or home environments.

Lessons For Your Class

Energy Balance Pre-K is a custom program designed to teach children the skills they need to develop healthy habits with eating and physical activity. Continue the learning with Enrichment Zone activities for afterschool and at-home use!

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Ways to Win

Smart from the Start offers a number of ways to bring Energy Balance to your classroom. Grants are available on a competitive basis to schools promoting healthy, active lifestyles.

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Alignment Partners

Energy Balance Pre-K aligns to a range of programs — including Head Start, WIC, SNAP-Ed, SHAPE America, NAEYC, EFNEP and CACFP — that focus on helping preschoolers build lifelong healthy habits.

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