CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — First Lady Carol Mead has been working with a coalition of Wyoming businesses, nonprofits, and state agencies to implement a new program to encourage childhood literacy and a healthy lifestyle.

The program is called "Eat. Read. Grow."

It is modeled after programs elsewhere that provide a meal, a bag of groceries, information about family resources and a children's book to families.

Program inaugural events have taken place in Cheyenne, Casper and Cody.