Development of the iCook 4-H Curriculum for Youth and Adults: Cooking, Eating, and Playing Together for Childhood Obesity Prevention

Lisa Franzen-Castle, Sarah E. Colby, Kendra K. Kattelmann, Melissa D. Olfert, Douglas R. Mathews, Kathryn Yerxa, Barbara Baker, Michelle Krehbiel, Tracey Lehrke, Kimberly Wilson, Sue M. Flanagan, Amber Ford, Trina Aguirre, Adrienne A. White

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Abstract

The objective was to describe the development process of a curriculum (iCook 4-H) targeted to low-income, rural, and/or diverse youths and their adult primary meal preparer to promote cooking, eating, and playing together. Lessons learned highlighted the importance of grounding the curriculum in Social Cognitive Theory and applying the experiential 4-H learning model using a multiphased, community-based participatory approach with cyclical development and evaluation, and key modifications made for dissemination and distribution. Findings across 4 testing phases over 6 years and 5 states demonstrated the time-intensive, cyclical process that required flexibility with fidelity to form a hands-on, interactive curriculum.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S60-S68
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume51
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • childhood obesity prevention
  • curriculum development
  • iCook 4-H
  • youth–adult dyads

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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    Franzen-Castle, L., Colby, S. E., Kattelmann, K. K., Olfert, M. D., Mathews, D. R., Yerxa, K., Baker, B., Krehbiel, M., Lehrke, T., Wilson, K., Flanagan, S. M., Ford, A., Aguirre, T., & White, A. A. (2019). Development of the iCook 4-H Curriculum for Youth and Adults: Cooking, Eating, and Playing Together for Childhood Obesity Prevention. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(3), S60-S68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2018.11.006