Target Behavior: Healthy Eating
Intervention Type: Direct Education
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Setting: Child care (Learn), Other: sites such as family resources centers, libraries, and WIC clinics when a consistent group of children are available.
Target Audience: Preschool (<5 years)
Husky Reads Curriculum:
- Detailed lessons for each of 10 weeks which include lesson outlines and objectives, lists of recommended books, and a description of activities and games that can be adjusted for different age groups
- Source list for materials and books
Service Learning Class:
- Course syllabus
- Student reporting and reflection forms
- Role of the supporting SNAP-Ed program manager
Evidence-based Approach: Practice-tested
|Readiness and Capacity – Short Term (ST)||Changes – Medium Term (MT)||Effectiveness and Maintenance – Long Term (LT)||Population Results (R)|
|Sectors of Influence|
- ST1: Healthy Eating: In a pilot study, 159 preschool students in 13 classrooms significantly increased recognition of vegetables from 2.9 to 3.3 out of 8 vegetables but not with fruit. Teachers completing the survey agreed or strongly agreed that the given lesson increased children’s knowledge of healthy food options, increased children’s willingness to try new foods, and increased children’s recognition of MyPlate.
Additional tools include: Carraway-Stage et al.’s Fruit and Vegetable Preference Tool (Appetite, 2014;75:11-20), the Building a Healthy Me! Survey developed by Larsen et al. (J. Sch Health. 2107;87:36-46), and the EFNEP Eat Well + Move survey.
Ann M. Ferris