What Is the Go Grow Glow Curriculum?

Go Grow Glow is a nutritional curriculum for preschool students created by The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Their guide, which sorts foods into Go, Grow, and Glow categories, helps kids learn which foods can be enjoyed all of the time, which foods can be eaten some of the time, and which foods can be eaten every once in awhile.

Go foods include carbohydrate-rich foods such as grains, rice, bread and pasta. They also include root crops, such as white potatoes and sweet potatoes. Go foods provide energy, preventing children from becoming easily fatigued throughout the day.

Grow foods aid the body in building and repairing body tissues and make muscles stronger. Examples of Grow foods include meat, poultry, fish, seafood, milk and dairy products, eggs, nuts and beans.

Glow foods include fruits and vegetables. These food keep the digestive system healthy and contribute to healthy hair and skin.