|Dinner is ready in 1-2-3 euros|
|Brief Description||The goal of this project is to support families with a low socio-economic status (SES) to cook a low-budget, balanced, sustainable and nice meal for their family.
The project includes two main components:
1) The provision of recipe booklets + the provision of free products + the guarantee of the prices during the intervention period
The intervention period started in March 2016 and ended in August 2016. During this period, recipe booklets with balanced, sustainable meals that cost 1, 2, or 3 euros for each person per meal per day were provided every 2 weeks (in total 10 booklets were provided to the participants). The prices for the ingredients were based on the prices for that specific period of the year (linked to the seasons). When there was an unforeseen fluctuation in the food prices, the supermarket guaranteed the fixed price for the low SES participants of the project via the Colruyt promotion/membership card. The recipes always included ingredients for three adult portions. Moreover, at the start and every 3rd month, some healthy food products were provided.
2) Social component: the organisation of workshops to bring parents together
Two types of workshops were organized: cooking workshops and supermarket visits. The supermarket visits were designed to increase awareness regarding shopping, such as training in the shop on reading food labels, deciding on portion sizes.
Based on the results of the test phase, the project appears to be promising to reach disadvantaged families. However, more research is still necessary to confirm this.
|Field||Consuming: Healthy and Sustainable Consumption|
|Impact||Health, Equity, Environmental sustainability|
|Target Group||Low socio-economic status, Families|
|INHERIT Perspective||The ‘Dinner is ready in 1-2-3 euros’ project has been chosen for inclusion because of its potential impact on both health, equity and sustainability. The project aims to support low SES families to cook a low-budget, balanced, sustainable and nice mail for their family. The project comprises two intervention components: 1) a BEHAVIOURAL component including the provision of recipe booklets and provision of free food products, and 2) a SOCIAL ENVIRONMENTAL component including cooking and supermarket workshops with other parents.|
|Detailed description PDF filename||Download file|
|Contact||Wim Verbesselt – Colruyt group – firstname.lastname@example.org Arnout Vercruyssen – Public Center for Social Welfare (OCMW) – email@example.com|