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Regie’s Rainbow Adventure® is an health-based curriculum for early childhood learners. It is specifically designed for teachers to implement in the classroom providing activities that reinforce oral health, literacy, language development, mathematic skills, scientific understanding, creative arts, social-emotional development, approaches to learning, and physical health and development through the series of seven core books, plus three standalone books.

Students follow Regie, the broccoli superhero, to different islands based on the colors of the rainbow. He meets new fruit and vegetable friends and earns his power stripes by eating healthy and being physically active. Each week children will travel with Regie to a new island, read a new story, try a new fruit or vegetable and bring healthy information home to their parents.

Looking for more ways to empower children and families to adopt healthy lifestyles? Follow Regie on social media: Facebook @regie.rainbow | Instagram @regierainbow


Our new Regie’s Rainbow Adventure® book is available for purchase!

Thank you to the team of awesome individuals who helped create this book, which details the history and importance of Regie being a part of the Early Childhood Development setting. You’ll get an insider’s view of how Regie was created, learn about the serious health issues in early childhood, and hear from the creative people who continue to develop Regie’s story, his image and classroom activities. You’ll also visit a classroom with the team and see how the Regie program interacts with these young children. It’s an exciting adventure and this unique book provides lots of ideas readers can use to consider bringing such a program to their communities. Please feel free to use these resources with your own children or in your classroom but the materials can not be sold or changed.

View our Regie’s Rainbow Adventure® brochure to learn more!

Why choose Regie's Rainbow Adventure® for your classroom?

teacher reading regie book

  • Supports all early learning domains, including literacy, social-emotional development, and scientific understanding.
  • Aligned with a number of curriculum offerings and quality standards, including NAEYC requirements and the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.
  • Successfully implemented by more than 600 diverse partners, including local Head Starts, daycares, preschools, and libraries.

To review the 2020-2021 program outcomes, please visit our Childhood Programs Outcomes page.

Get Involved

The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan staff is available to provide a training for your early childhood staff to learn how to implement this program in their classroom. The program has been implemented in child care facilities including head starts, preschools, daycares, libraries, and public school classrooms.

To learn more about this program, please contact us by email or by phone at (313) 259-1574.

Regie needs a new costume!

When students and teachers take part in this magical adventure they welcome Regie and friends into their classrooms, their homes and their hearts. Everyone gets excited when Regie shows up in costume to visit. Children want to see Regie fly, touch his hair, squeeze his muscles and ask for hugs. They know Regie is make-believe but they also feel he is a real friend. We want to bring Regie to life and complement our quality programming by creating a mascot costume that looks just like our beloved character. All funds we currently receive go directly to providing services for our young students so the NKFM needs your help to make this happen. THANK YOU!

Individual dressed as Regie

How You Can Live a Healthy Life at School and at Home


  • Join the US Healthier School Challenge or Team Nutrition.
  • Encourage more physical activity during the school day, both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Talk to the children about healthy eating and why it is important for their bodies.
  • Start a school garden in which kids, parents, teachers, and community members can participate.
  • Set a good example for the children by eating healthier and being more active.


  • Encourage your children to make healthier food choices. At every meal, half of a one’s plate should contain fruits and vegetables.
  • Set limits on your child’s “screen time” and encourage more physical activity.
  • Start a school health team at your local school or with the PTA group.
  • Encourage your children to get involved in planning healthy meals by having them go shopping and cook with you.
  • Set a good example for the children by eating healthier and being more active.
Students holding Regie books
The RRA® Experience

“It is delightful to see the children eat vegetables at lunch time now. They talk about Regie all the time and are more willing to taste new foods as a result of going on the adventures each week. It’s a great program and we are so thankful that we have been able to take part in it.” –Site Leader

”My son learned to eat a lot of healthy fruits and vegetables in a fun way. He likes to collect recipes and learned to know the vegetables and see them as something good.” -Parent


For parents

SNAP-Ed at NKFM: Learn more about SNAP-Ed and how the NKFM can support you and your SNAP benefits

SNAP-Ed: Resources for assistance with benefits, eligibility, and purchasing items from the USDA.

Eat Well in a SNAP: Helping you and your family eat well all month long

Meals 4 Kids: Assistance in finding meals available near you while schools are closed.

Physical Activity: Teach children the importance physical activity using websites and games.

USDA MyPlate Recipes

Local resources for Macomb County parent

Local resources for Wayne County parents

Resources for parents, family activities

Creative activities to do with children (English and Spanish)

This project was funded in whole or in part by the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Fitness Foundation.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.