The LEAP program in Johnson County is currently held each Spring at Highland Elementary school. The program is primarily run by Johnson County Extension volunteers, most of whom are retired teachers, and is taught to K-3 students. The purpose of the LEAP program is to teach healthy eating and excercise to children before bad habits are formed. Through fun learning using activties linked with childrens books such as "Green Eggs and Ham," "Pizza at Sally's," "Tawny Scrawny Lion," "The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Junk Food," "You are Healthy," "Alphabet Soup," "Little Red Hen," and so many more! The program also places a special emphasis on trying new fruits and vegetables, growing your own food, and other general health practices such as brushing your teeth, drinking lots of water, and getting plenty of sleep.


Planting tomato seeds in cups to watch them grow into sprouts! Learning about new fruits and vegetables.

Listening to Green Eggs and Ham being read outloud.

Seeds, sprouts, coconuts and repurposed coconut purse from Hawaii.

Yum, yum!