Target Foods


Each month of the WISE program introduces kids to one of eight target foods.


  1. Apples
  2. Bell Peppers
  3. Tomatoes
  4. Sweet Potatoes or Broccoli
  5. Carrots
  6. Greens
  7. Green Beans
  8. Berries

Selection Process

We selected the WISE 8 because they...

  • Come in a variety of forms: fresh, frozen, and canned.
  • Are budget friendly.
  • Are grown in-state and can be delivered in season.

Units begin with an update from the farm and a sensory exploration to provide a non-threatening interaction with the food.

Throughout each unit, educators lead hands-on food preparation and cooking activities with children in small groups. The primary objective is to maximize children’s interaction with the target foods.