Educational or Curriculum

Organ Wise Guys Curriculum

Initiative Description: A school-based obesity prevention intervention that included dietary, curricula, and physical activity components on body mass index (BMI) percentiles and academic performance among low-income elementary school children. Programming included a monthly thematic set of nutrition activities. each intervention school received an OrganWise Guys kit. The OrganWise Guys curriculum integrates nutrition, physical activity, and other lifestyle behavior messages to help children understand the importance of making healthy lifestyle + increased opportunities for physical activity during the school day

Study Results: Maintained healthy BMI.

Reference: Hollar, D., Messiah, S. E., Lopez-Mitnik, G., Hollar, T. L., Almon, M., & Agatston, A. S. (2010). Effect of a two-year obesity prevention intervention on percentile changes in body mass index and academic performance in low-income elementary school children. American Journal of Public Health, 100(4), 646–653.

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good