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Developer
University of Nevada Reno-Cooperative Extension Publication.
Year
2012

The Little Books and Little Cooks Parenting Education Program is an integrated program combining parenting and nutrition education. This is a seven-week parenting education workshop series for preschool-age children and their parents. The curriculum is based on a parenting education needs assessment performed in southern Nevada in 2011 and previous nutrition and parenting research.

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Funding Source
USDA SNAP-ED.
Free Material
No
Cost ($)
$20.00
Evidence
  • Pilot Tested
Evaluation Information

The curriculum is based on a parenting education needs assessment performed in southern Nevada and previous nutrition and parenting research. During the program, children and parents learn about healthy eating and nutrition, gain positive parent-child interaction skills, and practice school readiness skills by reading children’s books about healthy eating and cooking together.

SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

This curriculum is divided into seven individual lessons. Lessons 2-7 recommend an appropriate book to be read aloud to the children and parents in the class. The seven lessons include topics such as hand washing, food safety, MyPlate, cooking with kids, cultural foods, feeding and hunger, picky eaters, and fruits and vegetables. Lessons 2-7 include recipes to be made in-class and a recipe for participants to try at home. Suggested books are mentioned for parents to read at home to their kids. The curriculum does not include the books suggested for reading.


This curriculum contains pictures demonstrating the preparation of recipes. Brand names appear in some of the pictures.

Curriculum costs $20 for CD, curriculum kit for $25, curriculum class kit for $75.