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Collaborators: This project was supported by the USDA CSREES through funds provided to the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University. The program was designed and evaluated by Professor Carol Devine and Extension Associate Tracy Farrell in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, and Extension Educator Rosemary Hartman from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County, New York. Extension Educators from 21 Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations collaborated.
The program materials consist of a leader's guide with a series of 10 flexible meetings; each group selects a total of six. Ninety-minute meetings are held weekly for six weeks in community settings. Each meeting includes a welcome or warm-up activity, a food preparation and tasting experience, a group learning activity, a take-home challenge, and an opportunity to assess that meeting and plan for the next meeting. The take-home challenges from the previous week become the warm-up activities for the following week. Each meeting includes: learning objectives, an agenda, meeting preparation tips, guides to activities, background information, recipes, and templates for group activities.
A Spanish-language adaptation has been developed and pilot tested the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program.