Healthy Homes/Healthy Families is a research-tested program that uses health coaches to help families change their home food environments in a way that supports healthy eating. The program has several key components:
The current version of the program takes three months to deliver and involves six coaching sessions and six text messages. It can be delivered in-person, by telephone or remotely. While not designed for group delivery, it may also work in a group setting. The tailored home food environment profile is based on answers to a web-based survey and is generated automatically upon completion of the survey. If you would like a copy of the implementation manual and/or to learn more about the program, email Shade Owolabi or use the button below.
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