Program Outcomes

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The Food Skills for Families program has demonstrated positive results for individuals and their families in communities across BC.

Six evaluations have been done on the program to date. You can download the complete Food Skills for Families evaluation reports below (please note files may take a few seconds to open):

Food Skills for Families: Evaluation Report (June 2015)

Food Skills for Families: Evaluation Report (June 2014)

Food Skills for Families: Evaluation Report (June 2013)

Food Skills for Families: Evaluation Report (June 2012)

Food Skills for Families: Evaluation Report (March 2011)

Food Skills for Families: Evaluation Report (March 2010)

Food Skills for Families: Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative Evaluation Report (2011–2012)

Evaluation results show that participants:

  • Are eating more fruits and vegetables everyday as a result of taking this course.
  • Have a significantly higher level of knowledge about what foods are healthy.
  • Are cooking more meals from ‘scratch,’ e.g., not using convenience or packaged meals and including raw or fresh ingredients.
  • Have a significantly higher level of confidence about preparing and cooking healthy foods, trying new foods, applying food safety procedures and understanding nutrition facts on food labels.
  • Using less salt, sugar and fat.