Growing Healthy Communities
Eating Smart • Being Active
- Evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention curriculum for low-income adults with young children
- Eight core lessons, 60-90 minutes each
- Each lesson includes a food preparation activity, interactive discussions, and a physical activity segment
- Lessons contain worksheets, handouts, visuals, and enhancements.
- Three maternal and infant nutrition supplemental lessons are designd to be taught to pregnant women and women with young infants
- Pre/post dietary recalls and food behavior checklists are used to evaluate participants
- Locations include community centers, domestic violence shelters, residential housing facilities, human service organizations that serve the audience, and adult GED programs
- Teaches culinary and nutrition education to students from early elementary to middle school
- Youth involved in hands on food preparation using featured Florida foods in each recipe
- Recipes provided to each child
- Certificates of completion awarded to "chefs" completing the program
- Locations include recreation centers, community centers, faith based organizations, and youth serving organizations.
Cooking Matters in the Community
- One-time educational programs focusing on 4 key messages: make half your plate fruits and vegetables, make half your grains whole, choosing healthy snacks, and choosing healthy beverages.
- Length varies frmo 15 to 60 minutes depending on audience and location
- Food demonstration/tasting are provided with each lesson
- Locations include food pantries, family fairs, transitional housing complexes, community centers, and faith based organizations
- Aimed at adults with primary emphasis on parents/caregivers with children.