Fuel for Fun: Cooking with Kids Plus Parents and Play

Cooking with Kids Plus Parents and Play, is an integrated research, extension, and education project targeting 4th grade students. Its long-term goal of reducing the risk of childhood obesity will be addressed by promoting healthful food and activity environments, policies and behaviors through: 1) building and testing the efficacy of a 4th grade comprehensive school- and family-based intervention, 2) applying it to an after-school setting to broaden its reach, and, 3) disseminating both versions through outreach. This comprehensive program in based on existing, evidence-based components: the experiential Cooking with Kids curriculum, the SPARK Active Recreation program; principles of behavioral economics in school cafeterias and homes; the online About Eating non-dieting approach to gaining eating competence for parents and a family-based CWK 2.0 component specifically designed for this intervention.

Contact Info

College of Health and Human Sciences
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Leslie Cunningham-Sabo, Associate Professor & Project Director – (970) 491-6791
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