OrganWise Guys coming to Indian Camp School

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

The OrganWise Guys are making their appearance at Indian Camp Elementary over the next few months. This program is a fun, educational program to help children be as healthy as they can be.

The OrganWise Guys was created in 1993 in Duluth, Ga., to teach young children about the importance of making healthy choices in their lives through learning about their internal organs.

The goal of OWG programming is to educate children and adults about nutrition and healthy living, and to prevent childhood obesity.

Rather than learning about organs through textbooks, OWG uses fictional animated characters and puppets to teach children about their bodies in an age appropriate manner.

OWG’s messages rely on the theme of empowerment, encouraging children to understand the importance of their health at a young age.

The main “rules” of the OWG Club are to: eat a low fat and high fiber diet, drink lots of water and get plenty of exercise. Characters like the Kidney Brothers discuss the importance of drinking water to keep the blood clean, and Peter Pancreas explains how he controls sugar levels in the body by making insulin. The OWG school-based nutrition and healthy living education curricula is matched to the Common Core State Standards Initiative for grades pre K-5. Donna Robbins and Blayne Shuping will be teaching the program during PE time.

Donna Robbins and Oklahoma State University Extension office brought this program to Indian Camp Elementary. Funding through Community Nutrition Education Progra enabled the purchase of the equipment for this curriculum.

— OSU Cooperative Extension Service, Osage County