Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.*
Together, We Inspire Smart Eating (WISE) is a direct education intervention designed to increase fruit and vegetable consumption in children in early education programs as well as in the home. WISE delivers developmentally appropriate food experiences and promotes behavior change through its 3 components: classroom curricula, parent engagement content, and educator training. The intervention is designed to be delivered across a 9-month term with food experiences and supporting activities executed weekly. This program creates positive changes in child and family eating behaviors that align with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommendations, specifically, increasing the number of servings of fruit and vegetables consumed and an increase in a variety of fruits and vegetables consumed. Social media content is available for programs interested in using the content to engage families and early childhood educators in the WISE program goals.
A comprehensive list of WISE research publications can be found on the WISE website.
Costs: Each WISE curriculum kit costs $259, and one kit per lead instructor is needed. Educator training is strongly recommended (additional fee applies). Materials are available through licensee (which is Children and Family Evaluation Services). Materials may be procured through the WISE website. Materials include:
- 8 research-based monthly WISE discovery units (2 versions available: preschool or Kindergarten/Grade 1)
- Introductory Unit to introduce the concepts and mascot
- Practitioner Manual
- 9 target food photo packs used with discovery units
- Windy WISE curriculum puppet
- 8-piece bulletin board set
*SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.