Use Colours and Visuals
Use visual aids such as food models, food picture cards, grocery flyers, posters, empty food packages and containers, pictorial recipes, video…etc to demonstrate your key points.
Use a KISS model when teaching
Keep it short and simple
Participants are far more likely to retain information when learning is fun. Examples of fun activities include taste-testing, theme days, role playing, spin-the-wheel Q&A…etc.
Use Hands-on Approach
People learn best by doing. Have participants perform and practice the actual task.
People remember far more of what you do than when you say.
Make it Safe
Supervise closely; participants may eat the food before it is cooked. Review handwashing and safe food handling procedures.
You can use Play-doh to teach serving sizes
Since the implementation of the Healthy Eating Adds Up program, I have seen many positive changes to our Homes. Our residents are showing more interest in healthy eating; they ask more questions about food, menus and shopping. They practice what they learned in class in their daily living. I also noticed that the residents are coming together more as a group, they communicate more among themselves, and support one another. Overall, they have a greater interest in everyday living related to food and fitness. I am extremely happy with this program.