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Activity 6: Sharing Visions - How We Learn Together about Food and Nutrition

Time: 30 minutes

Introduction

A basic problem many families have regarding food is that family members often have conflicting views about what foods to buy and how to prepare the food.

Overview

In this activity, families will continue to develop their vision for eating healthfully. This session will help family members continue to communicate and share their new visions and plans about food, nutrition, portion sizes, sugar, cooking, etc.

Objectives

General Objectives:

This activity aims to help family members to:

  • Reinforce a family-wide commitment toward applying the food and nutrition-related information obtained from the FRIDGE program (e.g., about the importance of reducing sugar intake).
  • Expose disagreements and misunderstandings about what is considered healthy eating, and
  • Begin to come to consensus as to how they will achieve several new healthy eating goals.

Specific Objectives:

Participant will be able to:

  • Review 3–5 concepts learned from this program, and develop a plan on how to apply what they learned, on the following food-related topics:

    – Filling 1/2 their plate with fruits and vegetables
    – Limiting foods with “added sugar”
    – Limiting high fat foods
    – Avoiding eating overly large portions
    – Limiting fried foods

Materials/Resources

  • Copies of Sharing Visions — How We Learn Together about Food and Nutrition; one per family.
  • Pens or pencils.

Steps

  1. Briefly review the day’s lessons.
  2. Give each individual a copy of the Sharing Visions — How We Learn Together about Food and Nutrition handout.

    Handout 2-7: Sharing Visions — How We Learn Together about Food and Nutrition

  3. Have families work together to complete the handout. Encourage individuals to share what they know about each food-related topic and to state specific behaviors they can do as a family to meet their healthful eating goals. The facilitator should be available to assist families as needed.