Target Behavior: Physical Activity and Reducing Screen Time, Food Insecurity/Food Assistance
Intervention Type: Direct Education, PSE Change
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Setting: Community gardens, School gardens, Child care (Learn), Community (Live), Faith-based community, Food pantries, Health care, Indian Tribal Organizations, School (Learn), USDA program sites (including National School Lunch Program)
Target Audience: Preschool (<5 years), Elementary School, Parents/Mothers/Fathers, Adults, Homeless/Food Pantry Clients
- Educator Tools: lesson plans, implementation guides, training videos & evaluation
- Kids Club resources: activity books, coloring pages, drawing lessons, educational videos, games, recipes
- Signature Programs: Food of the Month kit, WISERCISE!, etc.
For a comprehensive list of materials, see the online catalog. OWG curriculum resources correlate to Common Core and state-specific educational standards. To find materials that match each state’s specific standards, use the OWG resource search engine. Evaluation instruments are available for program use at no cost. SNAP-Ed enjoys discounts nationally on some materials such as activity books.
Materials are available on a digital platform implemented in 2019. To review and demo see https://digital.organwiseguys.com/
A 2010 American Dietetic Association publication found OWG participants had statistically significant greater improvements in BMI, blood pressure, waist circumference, and academic scores, among low-income Hispanic and White children in particular, compared to controls.
A master list of publications can be found on the OWG website.
Evidence-based Approach: Research-tested
|Readiness and Capacity – Short Term (ST)||Changes – Medium Term (MT)||Effectiveness and Maintenance – Long Term (LT)||Population Results (R)|
|Individual||ST1 ST3||MT1, MT3|
|Environmental Settings||MT5, MT6||LT7|
|Sectors of Influence|
- Pre- and Post-tests for Kindergarten-5th grade
- Garden kit evaluation
- Post program educator survey
Food Service and Healthy School Climate Survey Tools
Dr. Michelle Lombardo