Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity
Intervention Type: Direct Education, PSE change
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Setting: School, Community
Target Audience: Elementary School, Middle School, Adults
- CookShop Classroom
- CookShop Classroom for Elementary School and CookShop Classroom for After-School uses hands-on exploration, cooking, and physical activity to foster children’s enjoyment and consumption of healthy food.
- CookShop for Families
- CookShop for Families is a complementary program for parents and adult guardians in schools that participate in CookShop Classroom, with the goal of engaging whole families involved in making healthy choices.
- Comprehensive, interactive training and support from Food Bank staff
- Curriculum materials
- Food needed to implement the program successfully
- Supplies and equipment needed to implement the program successfully
Additionally, in 2003, Quinn and colleagues found that CookShop participants showed a difference in food exposure and willingness to try new foods (although no change was found in participants’ dietary habits).
Currently, Altarum Institute is conducting a process evaluation and outcome evaluation. The process evaluation will examine implementation of CookShop beginning with the selection of schools through program implementation to determine the factors related to successful implementation by conducting a series of key informant interviews, teacher surveys, and observations of teacher training and implementation in the classroom. The outcome evaluation will examine the extent to which the program improved healthy behaviors in participants through surveys completed by the parents of participants at 3 points in time: pre-intervention, 1 week post- and 6 week post-intervention. It is anticipated these evaluations will be completed in 2018.
|Readiness and Capacity – Short Term (ST)||Changes – Medium Term (MT)||Effectiveness and Maintenance – Long Term (LT)||Population Results (R)|
|Individual||ST1, ST2, ST3||MT1, MT2, MT3||LT1, LT2, LT3|
|Sectors of Influence||MT12|