The purpose of this case study is to document the experience of CAFB’s Network for a Healthy California nutrition education project in order to:
- profile the variety of nutrition education strategies being used;
- highlight accomplishments and factors that contribute to their achievement;
- generate recommendations for future collaboration and discover possible areas for project strengthening; and,
- improve prospects for replication.
This report, authored by Barbara MkNelly, Jessica Bartholow, Terry Garner, and Stephanie Nishio, draws upon several sources including regular project documents such as CAFB’s progress reports and an on-line survey completed by representatives of the participating food banks, as well as site visits and in-depth interviews with staff of three food banks. The principal intended audience is persons who are associated with CAFB’s nutrition education project. A secondary audience is the larger community of persons interested in the barriers faced by food bank clients, the promotion of healthy eating practices and physical activity among food bank clients, promising nutrition education strategies, challenges faced and recommendations for future activities.