Adapt this curriculum to your audience. Focus on the learners' experiences, perspectives, interests, and needs (Kaiser et. al. 2007). Adults learn best when their curiosity and emotions are aroused in a safe and comfortable environment.
A learner-centered approach includes:
Setting the stage for learning: Arrive early to greet families as they arrive. Have everything ready to peak curiosity and help people feel respected and safe.
Opening: Use a warm-up exercise or question to help people connect to the topic. For example, ask a question that prompts people to think about their diet and lifestyle changes over time.
Lesson: Link the key messages to parents' hopes for their children. Encourage people to share their experiences. Use questions that do not have a "yes/no" or a "right/wrong" answer to help parents problem-solve.
Hands-on Activity: Assign people into small groups to help them practice new skills. Prepare and taste a recipe with fruits and/or vegetables.
Closing: Provide a take-away message or do goal setting exercise to reinforce the learning.