Rainbow in my Tummy
Rainbow In My Tummy® (RIMT) is a comprehensive nutrition enrichment program created in 2008 by Verner for early childhood education centers. The Rainbow in my Tummy® program ensures children ages 0-5 have access to a wide variety of nutritious foods and teaches children and families to develop cycles of healthy eating using food color as a tool.
The program was created for early care and education professionals and provides the vision, training, tools, coaching, and resources needed to change the food culture surrounding young children that establish a foundation for lifelong health.
In 2008, the staff at Verner embarked on a mission to improve the quality of food they were serving to their children. Staff developed and tested recipes and created menus that met USDA recommendations, were CACFP compliant and included foods that children loved.
Over the years, staff have refined and expanded the program and have replicated the model in child care centers in the region. The program is a proven model of success; it is currently implemented in 15 centers in Western North Carolina and East Tennessee, and our program materials are in over 25 states.
The program is impacting the eating habits of over 1,000 children in Buncombe County and Western North Carolina.
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Rainbow In My Tummy® focuses on four key areas that provide the comprehensive knowledge and tools to change the food culture in early care and education centers. Those areas include:
The program is based on widely accepted best practices in early childhood education and nutrition, including:
How Gifts to RIMT Make a Difference
One way you can support our program is through a financial gift.
Your support allows us to provide additional services to current centers, such as training and support materials. We are also able to continue program refinement and expansion so that we can continue to improve the food culture for all children in our community.
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Rainbow in My Tummy® Consulting
Childcare centers that have previously implemented Rainbow In My Tummy® have exclusive access to training and consulting services. While centers can purchase the tools they need to improve the food they are serving, these services ensure that centers are able to successfully shift to a healthy food culture.
Consulting Services Include: