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|Title:||The Learning Kitchen - Adult|
|Alt. Title:||Learning Kitchen: A Guide for Chefs and Educators|
|Pub. date: ||2013|
|Includes: ||Instructor guide, handouts, activity bank, background information, recipe cards, a virtual flipchart, e-newsletters, and evaluation materials|
|Audience: ||Adults, Adults with Children, Older Adults, Parents|
|Description:||"The Learning Kitchen classes are designed to improve food security for families with limited budgets. In a series of six lessons, participants engage in hands-on cooking and nutrition education activities that focus on balancing and planning meals, stretching food dollars to maximize nutrition, shopping strategies, and cooking techniques. Classes are taught by area chefs and trained nutrition educators." |
|Funding Source: ||SNAP-Ed, Hunger Free Vermont|
|Developer: ||Laura Fillbach|
|Organization: ||Hunger Free Vermont|
|Length: ||Six lesson series|
|Assessment instrument Used? ||yes|
|Use Restrictions: ||May copy for educational purposes.|
|Reviewers Comments: ||The Learning Kitchen - adult curriculum includes lessons on meal planning and preparation, calcium and vitamin D, fruits, veggies and healthy protein, and whole grains. There is also a lesson that includes a field trip to a local grocery store. Lessons are based on MyPlate. For each lesson, there are handouts, activities, and background information. Participants are encouraged to sign up for a bi-monthly e-newsletter (provided) to reinforce lesson goals.
This adult curriculum targets adults with children. With some modifications, the curriculum may also be appropriate for older adults with no children.
The instructor guide has clear language and a clean layout. It is recommended a host coordinator, a nutrition educator, and a chef lead the series. Lessons are designed to be about 2 to 2.5 hours long, including a nutrition and a cooking component. Some lessons include physical activity and food safety components as well.
See also The Learning Kitchen - Young Adult and The Learning Kitchen - Youth.