This platform is ideal for use in your work with early chilhood centers, elementary schools, afterschool/summer programs, food banks, community outreach, health-care clinics and anywhere children and families come together.
This plug and play platform provides everything a health/nutrition educator needs to deliver evidence-based nutrition, physical activity, and healthy living lessons and year-round Foods of the Month content for children PreK-5th grade and their families. Storybooks and activity sheets are available in English and Spanish and includes the option for the characters to read the books in either language!
(Storybooks and activity sheets are in both English and Spanish)
The following lesson plans are designed to encompass the specific objectives of the EFNEP/SNAP-ED nutrition and healthy living PreK - 5th grade programming. These 6-Session Lesson Plans also have an EFNEP/SNAP-ED Evaluation Survey Content Correlation Chart for each grade level. Thank you to the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service for their generous assistance with these tools.
Yes! The OrganWise Guys Comprehensive School Program was part of the only published longitudinal (multi-year) school-based study to show statistically significantly greater improvements in weight, blood pressure and waist circumference measures, as well as higher standardized test scores, of children in program schools as compared to children who were not.
These healthy and smart findings are published in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals – the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, the American Journal of Public Health and the Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved. Click here to view the research.
This evidence lowers barriers to working in schools. Administrators welcome this opportunity to combine healthy living lessons that can also support academic improvements.
Yes! While this program is very streamlined and easy to implement, we recommend a short Zoom training to outline how this program can best work in your specific setting. Click here to schedule. We also have free video trainings which can be viewed/used at any time (it is also a great overview for you to view while considering this program).
If you are implementing the digital platform in a school, we can do a complementary Zoom train-the-trainer session for the staff.