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Module Checklist
CHILE Plus

MSC11 6145
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
2703 Frontier Ave NE
Research Incubator Building (RIB) Suite 120

Phone: (505) 272-4462
Fax: (505) 272-4857

CHILE Plus Nutrition Curriculum

CHILE Plus Nutrition Curriculum

Each of the eight nutrition modules is comprised of eight lessons which focus on one new vegetable and one new fruit, providing children with four exposures (or tasting opportunities) to each new food.

CHILE Plus Physical Activity Curriculum

CHILE Plus Physical Activity Curriculum

Guidelines from the National Association of Sport and Physical Education state that preschool-age children should engage in 60 minutes of structured activity AND 60 minutes (and up to several hours) of unstructured activity per day.

Family Engagement Materials

Family Engagement Materials

These materials include recipes and preparation ideas for the CHILE Plus target foods, fun ideas for staying active, food safety and purchasing tips.

Food Service

Food Service

The Food service component encourages serving a variety of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy in childcare meals and snacks.

Let's Get Cooking

Let's Get Cooking

Let's Get Cooking activities involve the children directly in the preparation of a recipe that includes the fruit or vegetable that they have been testing in previous lessons and in meals at the center.

Grocery Store

Grocery Store

We partner with the local grocery stores to increase availability and visibility of healthier food options and to assist families in making healthier food choices by providing recipes and nutritional information.

Game Time

Game Time

Game Time lessons are comprised of 4 parts: Warm-Up, Activity 1, Activity 2, and Cool Down. Game time lessons require teachers to lead games that have rules children must follow.

CHILE Plus

The Child Health Initiative for Lifelong Eating and Exercise (CHILE) Plus program is the dissemination of the original CHILE intervention. CHILE Plus continues as an evidence-based, multidisciplinary nutrition education and obesity prevention program among American Indian and Hispanic children enrolled in Head Start programs across rural New Mexico. CHILE Plus is behaviorally-focused and is based on the socioecological model 

CHILE Plus is funded by the New Mexico Human Services Department as a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) project. The purpose of SNAP-Ed is to improve the likelihood that SNAP-eligible individuals and families will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and USDA food guidance.