271947 Community Kitchens in the Northwest

Monday, October 29, 2012 : 5:21 PM - 5:24 PM

Kala Mayer, RN , School of Nursing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Community Kitchens Northwest (CKNW) is a Seattle-based community-developed and supported organization with the mission of promoting the development of Community Kitchens through support, knowledge and resource sharing. Community kitchens are places where community members' come together to obtain, cook and consume healthy food. The first Northwest community kitchen began in the fall of 2007 and grew to over 11 kitchens by 2009. Community kitchens are one health promotion approach to healthy eating, social support networks and food security. Each CKNW Community Kitchen story is unique. This short video highlights one CKNW community kitchen model by exploring Northwest community kitchens from the voices of youth participants. Kitchen description, structure, strategies, goals, processes, outcomes, community partnerships and CKNW progress since 2007 are discussed. Video view link: http://vimeo.com/15757983

Learning Areas:
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Describe three health promotion project outcomes. Identify three project strategies. Name three program partners.

Keywords: Food and Nutrition, Community-Based Health Promotion

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the principal investigator of this work and have been involved in building the capacity of Community Kitchens Northwest for over 4 years. Among my scientific interests has been the development of strategies for health promotion practice through food.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.

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