Friday Inspiration: A Program We Should All Be Aware Of -- Food Hero
Soooo impressed by the progress Oregon State University has made with their Food Hero social media and recipe taste testing study! Truly, other areas should seek to mimic and build up on the good work they have done to increase healthy eating in low-income communities. I see the keys to this success as: 1) involving kids in the decision-making 2) keeping the messaging and components simple (and in two languages!) 3) maintaining a link between parents and kids so cooking and learning is fun for all! (interesting that cost never really factored in here) "Since 95 percent of the Food Hero recipes contain fruits and/or vegetables, people who try the recipes are helping us meet the primary goal of the campaign, which is to encourage more fruit and vegetable consumption, especially among low-income families."