FRIDGE = Food Related Intergenerational Discussion Group Experiences. This is a curriculum to help families communicate better, learn more about food and nutrition, and work as partners to achieve their healthy eating goals.
The FRIDGE Program:
- Designed to be conducted with a group of 4-8 families. Each family is represented by one or more children 10-15 years of age, their parents and, if available, their grandparents or other relative in caregiving roles.
- Activities are fun, handsome, and stimulating for family communication.
- "Take Out" activities encourage follow-up at home
The FRIDGE curriculum has 3 sections, each with 4-6 activities
- Section 1: Enhancing family communication about food
- Section 2: Learning together about food and nutrition
- Section 3: Working as a team to improve family eating practices
FRIDGE can be incorporated into nutrition education or family strengthening programs
- The FRIDGE program can be delivered in a variety of formats (e.g., in full day, half-day, or 1-hour sessions)
How do families benefit from FRIDGE?
- Participating youth become more involved in family mean planning
- Family members plan to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fried and high fat foods
- Family members learn how the food guidance system has changed over the past few generations and how this has influence food choices and values over the years.