CookShop

CookShop is a core nutrition education program of Food Bank For New York City, providing low-income children and adults with the knowledge and tools to adopt and enjoy a healthy diet and active lifestyle on a limited budget.  With hands-on workshops reaching over 50,000 New Yorkers across all five boroughs, CookShop teaches nutrition and physical activity information, as well as cooking skills, fostering enthusiasm for fresh, affordable fruits, vegetables and other whole foods.

Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity

Intervention Type: Direct Education, PSE change

Obesity Prevention Plus Parenting Support (OPPS)

Obesity Prevention Plus Parenting Support (OPPS) is a direct education intervention designed to improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors in overweight American Indian mothers and their young children (ages nine months to three years). The program lasts 16-weeks and consists of lessons on 11 parenting topics focused on supporting changes in lifestyle behaviors, including nutrition, physical activity, and parenting. An indigenous peer educator, who participates in an initial 120-hour training followed by monthly staff development sessions, delivers the program in participant’s homes.

NOTE: Portions of this program may be SNAP-Ed appropriate. It could be done in collaboration with others. The costs of the home visits may be prohibitive.

Target Behavior: Healthy Eating, Physical Activity

Intervention Type: Direct Education