Cooler Food-Related Intergenerational Discussion Group Experiences Food, Family and Fellowship

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Philadelphia. *Penn State University. Center Group Purpose . 3 Focus bunches in different districts to decide how relatives from distinctive eras talk about sustenance and adhering to a good diet issues. Survey members\' enthusiasm for taking part in a multi-generational system.. Aftereffects of Focus Group. Members see yet don't make a difference dietary knowledge.Poor family correspondence remained as a bar

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Cooler Food-Related Intergenerational Discussion Group Experiences Food, Family and Fellowship Frances Alloway M.A., R.D., L.D.N. Penn State Cooperative Extension Generations United International Conference July 29, 2009

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* Penn State University Philadelphia

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Focus Group Purpose 3 Focus amasses in different districts to decide how relatives from various eras talk about sustenance and good dieting issues. Evaluate individuals' enthusiasm for taking an interest in a multi-generational program.

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Results of Focus Group Participants see however don't matter dietary learning. Poor family correspondence remained as a hindrance for accomplishing adhering to a good diet objectives. Members demonstrated a yearning for a program that would support better family correspondence about nourishment.

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Participants suggestions for future sustenance training programs Include fun, hands on exercises, for example, get ready different nourishments and amusements Include techniques that fortifies sharing between members Include standard gatherings, in a perfect world twice every week Interest in multifamily, multigenerational

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FRIDGE was produced in 2007 by a various group of people with aptitudes in the ranges of nourishment instruction, family mediation programs, human improvement, and program assessment. Colleagues included: Matt Kaplan, Fran Alloway, Nancy Crago, Flavia Herzog, Lynn James, Nancy Kiernan, Wendy Middlemiss, Tanya Nolte, and Laurie Weinreb-Welch. Ice chest – the Curriculum Developed in 2007 by a PSU group with aptitudes in: - Nutrition Education - Family Intervention - Human Development - Program Evaluation - Multigenerational Programming

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FRIDGE Objectives Help families convey viably and in a positive way. Give nourishment instruction to connect with the "whole family". Act as accomplices to accomplish their good dieting objectives

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Pilot Study – Related Methods Piloted at 5 destinations all through Pennsylvania Program encouraged by sustenance teachers and program facilitators. 23 families took an interest. Aggregate of 46 people 23 Children 23 Adults

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Pilot Overview Each program included 4-8 families. Every family was spoken to by at least two eras (offspring of ages 11-14 and their folks/grandparents/different guardians). Program was keep running in 3 half-day portions or as a 1 ½ day program.

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Characteristics of FRIDGE The educational programs has three segments Enhancing family correspondence about nourishment. Adapting together about nourishment and sustenance Working as a group to enhance family eating hones

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Ice Breakers and Takes Outs Ice Breakers Help members steer into program. Empower openness and sharing between relatives and different families. Advance full support. Take Outs Reinforce lessons at home Apply abilities learned in class

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Section 1: Enhancing Family Communication about Food Activities Icebreaker: Food Becomes You The Think You Know Me? amusement (like the "Love bird Game") RECIPE for Good Communication Coolish or Foolish – discussing peer weight and nourishment decisions.

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Section 2: Learning Together about Food and Nutrition Activities Icebreaker: Two Truths and a Could Be Dietary Knowledge Timeline Back to the Future: Food Time Capsule. Preparing Now and afterward Internet Recipe Scavenger Hunt [optional] "Take out" Activity: The Family Meeting

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Section 3: Working as a group to enhance family eating hones Activities The Family Food Puzzle Making Decisions About Food – From Me to We "Dinnertime" ballad – What Does it Mean to Eat Together? Out with the Unhealthy and In with the Healthy "Take Out" movement: A Family Food Contract

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"Dinnertime" ballad What Does it Mean to Eat Together?

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Adult Results of Pilot Study Frequency of adhering to a good diet practices (e.g., day by day products of the soil). Capacity to clarify changes in nourishment direction framework. # of relatives who help get ready basic supply list. # of relatives who help with dinner arranging.

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Youth Results of Pilot Study Frequency of attempting new foods grown from the ground. Capacity to clarify changes in sustenance direction framework. # of relatives who arranged the basic need list. Youth inclusion in sustenance buys decisions.* Youth contribution in choosing how the family eats.* * Question was about who has the most say in settling on nourishment related choices. Reaction alternatives: 1=Children with small tuning in (to guardians), 2= Children with some tuning in (to guardians), 3=children and guardians together, 4=parents with some tuning in (to kids), 5-guardians with small tuning in (to kids).

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Conclusion Adults and kids appreciated talking about sustenance. Both eras revealed enhanced eating rehearses. Expanded correspondence prompted to more prominent family interest in sustenance buys and dinner arranging.

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Questions and Comments? Much thanks to you!

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The Penn State Intergenerational Program http://intergenerational.cas.psu.edu The Penn State Intergenerational Program, established in Penn State Cooperative Extension, gives authority and asset support to associations intrigued by creating intergenerational projects and exercises that improve individuals' lives and help address imperative social and group issues. Requesting data for FRIDGE: http://intergenerational.cas.psu.edu/FRIDGE.html

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