The risk factors of poor nutrition and physical inactivity begin early in life. The Literacy, Eating, and Activity for Preschoolers (LEAP) for Health curriculum was developed by the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. Facilitators read books that focus on preparing and eating healthy foods and being physically active. The facilitators conduct food tasting activities and physical activities with the children. Children are taught to try new foods with small ‘hello’ bites. Children sample foods in a fun and friendly environment. Using books can help children develop an appreciation for literature and at the same time may motivate children to adopt positive food and physical activity behaviors that last a lifetime. Lori Kaluszka, with the Jessie Peterman Memorial Library, facilitates the LEAP program for Milestones Child Care and Floyd Baptist Preschool.