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The integrated nutrition education program inep learning comes alive through classroom cooking

The Integrated Nutrition Education Program (INEP)Learning Comes Alive through Classroom Cooking


Presenters

Presenters

  • Diane Brogden, UCHSC, Stanley BPS

  • Heather Owen, UCHSC, Stanley BPS


Stanley bps intern training

Stanley BPS Intern Training

  • 3:30-3:45 What is the Integrated Nutrition Education Program?

  • 3:45-4:45 Invent-a-Salsa


Inep program partners

INEP Program Partners

  • University of Colorado Denver

  • SNAP-Ed/Colorado State University

  • Cooking Matters

  • COWP-Culture of Wellness Programs

  • Denver Urban Gardens

  • Colorado Health Foundation

  • Stanley British Primary School

  • USDA School Lunch Programs

  • King Soopers, Albertson’s, Western Dairy Council

  • SNAP-Ed (funder)


The integrated nutrition education program inep learning comes alive through classroom cooking

Obesity Trends* Among U.S. AdultsBRFSS,1990, 2000, 2010

(*BMI 30, or about 30 lbs. overweight for 5’4” person)

2000

1990

2010

No Data <10% 10%–14% 15%–19% 20%–24% 25%–29% ≥30%


Who we are

Who We Are

  • Elementary school program.

  • Multi-year (K-5th), 12 to 20 lessons/year.

  • Hands-on nutrition education program.

  • Utilize classroom teachers to increase student reach and health impact.

  • Promote connections between classroom, lunchroom and home to improve health messaging.


Outcome objectives

Outcome Objectives

  • Increase knowledge of and attitudes towards fruits and vegetables.

  • Improve self-efficacy regarding food prep and fruit/vegetable intake.

  • Increase exposure to new foods and improve food preferences.

  • Link Fruit/Vegetable Consumption in Classroom

  • to Lunchroom and Home.


In the classroom

In the Classroom

  • Experiential, hands on, food prep and tasting.

  • Exposure to wide variety of fruits and vegetables.

  • Integrated into Science and Literacy standards.

  • Bilingual recipes and activity sheets.


Key curriculum elements

Key Curriculum Elements

  • Isolate one simple behavior in each lesson.

  • Use goal-setting.

  • Use “self-talk” or “think aloud” to verbalize how to make a behavior happen.

Write on the Chalkboard

“Eat more vegetables every day!”

  • What was your favorite vegetable in today’s salad?

  • How do you plan to eat more vegetables today?

  • What new vegetable would you like to try with your family?


Hands on nutrition lessons change eating behaviors and enhance learning

Hands on Nutrition lessons change eating behaviors and enhance learning.


Provide opportunity to try new foods

Provide opportunity to try new foods.


Try new foods in a non threatening environment

Try new foods in a non-threatening environment


Capitalize on positive peer pressure

Capitalize on Positive Peer Pressure


Teach food preparation skills

Teach food preparation skills.


The integrated nutrition education program inep learning comes alive through classroom cooking

Encourage teamwork in small groups.


From the classroom to the family

From the Classroom to the Family

  • Newsletters to

    families with nutrition

    tips and recipes 3 times a year.

  • Take home recipes

    connected to lessons.

  • Book Bags for 2nd graders.


The integrated nutrition education program inep learning comes alive through classroom cooking

Parent Education

Parent NightsParent Classes

La Cocina Soludable

Bilingual classes


Lesson schedule

Lesson schedule


Inep peak s and current

INEP Peak #’s and Current

2013-2014:

  • 18 districts

  • 40 schools

  • 360 classrooms

  • ≈7,800 students &families

2010-2011:

  • 21 districts

  • 109 schools

  • 1,321 classrooms

  • ≈36,000 students

  • & families


Program results

Program Results

  • Increased knowledge and food preparation self-efficacy.

  • Increased food preferences.

  • Behavior change as well as knowledge change.

  • Increased consumption

    of fruits and vegetables

    in the lunchroom.


Evaluation results

Evaluation Results

  • 99% of teachers reported that their students were more knowledgeable about nutrition.

  • 90% of teachers reported that their students were more willing to try new foods.

  • 72% of INEP students indicated that they eat more fruits and vegetables.

  • About one in four students self-report a reduction in their consumption of soda/pop.


Comments

Comments

  • “The INEP activities helped build positive collaboration…The recipe ‘projects’ are real life episodes that engage active learning and the teacher doesn’t have to take time to go shopping for supplies or create materials or find resources, but the students receive enriching information….” INEP Teacher


Comments1

Comments

  • “ The are likely to eat it when the recipes are from school. They feel proud when they made it in school.” INEP Parent


The integrated nutrition education program inep learning comes alive through classroom cooking

Julie Atwood, MNM

Program Manager

University of Colorado Denver

(303) 724-4457

[email protected]

http://inep.ucdenver.edu


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