This kit includes two complimentary components. Captain 5 A Day and his dog Boneso use music and movement, crafts, tasting activities and take-home parent letters to encourage fruit and vegetable intake, building strong bones and physical activity. The Supermarket Smarts component targets parents, and uses a video and workbook to discuss shopping and budgeting for fruits and vegetables. A train-the-trainer guide for conducting teacher and parent workshops is also included.
Unpublished controlled 15-week plate-waste study was conducted with Connecticut Head Start and School Readiness Programs to evaluate the Adventures of Captain 5 A Day curriculum. Parent focus groups were conducted during video development.
Training guides include planning timetables, workshop checklists, resource requirements, teaching outlines, activities, worksheets, handouts and resource lists.