Kids who eat healthy foods become adults who eat healthy foods. Educators can use WISE to encourage kids and families to discover fresh, locally grown vegetables and fruits in authentic, developmentally appropriate ways.
WISE delivers three components to education programs.
Food experiences, songs, games, and activities help children explore WISE foods and learn healthy eating in playful ways. Each unit includes.
|Lesson plans for 8 units, each focused on a different fruit or vegetable|
|Budget-sensitive recipes and directions for classroom food experiences|
|Our mascot puppet|
|Learning center ideas|
We use technology to connect with families in accessible, appealing ways.
|Take-home materials with activities and recipes that families can try together|
|An mascot puppet, Windy Wise, who brings letters from local farmers to families|
|Automated content and support for your very own WISE classroom Facebook page|
We provide a 6-hour research based training that covers
|The impact of educators as role models|
|Recommendations for positively influencing children’s eating habits|
|How to implement WISE in the classroom|