Additionally, Around the Table: Nourishing Families is for young adults and parents. It is a curriculum that upholds principles of trauma-informed engagement and nourishment where participants enjoy conversation, reflection, cooking, sharing a meal together, and learning holistic skills to care for their families’ nutritional well-being.
Target Behavior: Healthy Eating
Intervention Type: Direct Education
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Setting: Community (Live), Health care, School (Learn)
Target Audience: High School, Pregnant/Breastfeeding Women, Parents/Mothers/Fathers, Adults
- Around the Table Instructor Guide:
- This is a six-week curriculum designed for groups of 7-15 youth, between the ages of 14-21, conducted in community spaces with or without a kitchen. This guide includes lesson plans, menu planners, notes, a survey, and Table Talk Cards.
- Around the Table: Nourishing Families Instructor Guide:
- This is a six-week curriculum designed for groups of 10-14 adults raising children. It can be conducted in community spaces with or without a kitchen. This guide includes lesson plans, notes, and a survey.
- Around the Table Workshop Handbook:
- The workbook includes food and cooking skills, menu planning, and a wide variety of recipes.
- Around the Table: Nourishing Families Workshop Handbook:
- This workbook includes various workshop activities, recipes and menu planning, and mindfulness activities.
To learn more, visit leahspantry.org.
For cost information, please see: https://www.leahspantry.org/product-category/around-the-table/
Evidence-based Approach: Practice Tested
|Readiness and Capacity – Short Term (ST)||Changes – Medium Term (MT)||Effectiveness and Maintenance – Long Term (LT)||Population Results (R)|
|Sectors of Influence|
- MT1: Healthy Eating
- MT1h: Significant decrease in the frequency of sugar-sweetened beverage consumption in the past seven days (p=0.05)
- MT2: Food Resource Management
- MT2b: Significant increase in reading the nutrition information on food labels (p=0.011)
- MT2h: Significant increase in food resource management skills confidence: planning meals ahead of time (p=0.05) and planning how much food to buy (p=0.04).
- MT2h: Significant increase in food resource management skills confidence: comparing prices before buying food (p=0.043)
- MT2m: Significant increase in food resource management skills confidence: balancing meals based on nutrition advice of what is healthy (p=0.024)