FoodWIse partners with 3 elementary schools within the Fond du Lac School District and 4 Head Start Centers to provide nutrition education to students. 2nd-grade students learn about the 5 food groups and hand washing, 4th-grade students learn about reading food labels, and Head Start students learn about trying colorful new foods from the rainbow. Due to the recent changes in the school year, some of the FoodWIse classes did not occur.
It is more important than ever that parents and children are staying healthy. FoodWIse adapted lessons from the Read for Health curriculum into a newsletter format. Teachers can include these lessons in their weekly lesson plans for homeschooling parents. The four lessons adapted include: trying new foods, staying physically active, drinking water, and staying healthy. Each lesson has an audiobook, discussion questions, an easy activity, and a recipe. Each topic was separated into age-appropriate newsletters for Head Start students (3-5-year-old) and elementary students (K-2nd grade.) The adapted newsletters are available in English and Spanish.