A Formative Evaluation of the Cooking with a Chef Program
The Cooking with a Chef a culinary nutrition education series teams a chef and nutrition educator during cooking sessions with parents. Pilot program results were shared in the Journal of Extension in 2006. This formative evaluation presents data collected through focus groups and individual interviews examining program implementation, participant impressions, and program objectives during four subsequent program trials. Findings indicate high level of potential for the program building self-efficacy and change within home environment, thus increasing participant motivation to cook. Lessons learned contribute to refinement of the program, and quantitative data is forthcoming as pilot testing continues with ongoing groups.
Condrasky, M. D., Griffin, S. G., Catalano, P. M., & Clark, C. (2010). A Formative Evaluation of the Cooking with a Chef Program. The Journal of Extension, 48(2), Article 1. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol48/iss2/1