Wirkungsnachweis aus der Literatur

Mittelfristig (1 bis 5 Jahre)
Mikro (Individuum)
Psychisch & Physiologisch

improvement of nutrition knowledge


Programme graduates and staff reported changes in the young people’s reliance on emergency food relief. The 2011–2012 and 2013 graduates recognised the programme’s educational component and provision of weekly food hampers as key contributing factors. Staff attributed reduced reliance on ‘in-house’ emergency food relief to improved nutrition knowledge, food budgeting skills and awareness of food storage techniques to prolong shelf life.

Beschreibung der Aktivität

FoodMate Programme
SecondBite (2013) is a non-profit food rescue organisation which facilitates the redistribution of surplus nutritious food and strives to prevent food insecurity by delivering food literacy programmes among ‘at-risk’ populations. FoodMate is an 8-week nutrition education programme designed to be facilitated within community agencies by trained staff members. SecondBite partners work with community agencies to integrate the FoodMate programme into existing case management services. The programme aims to address individual socio-cultural determinants of food insecurity by building participants’ nutrition and cooking knowledge and their capacity to source, prepare, enjoy and store healthy food. The FoodMate programme focuses on experiential and interactive learning. Each weekly 3-hour session involves interactive nutrition activities and games and the preparation of two nutritious budget-friendly meals centred on rescued fruit and vegetables.
8 weeks each year since the inception of the FoodMate Programe in 2011
2013 graduates (n = 4), 2011–2012 graduates (n = 10)
Programme graduates were between 19 and 24 years old.
teilnehmende Kinder und Jugendliche

Evaluierung der Aktivität

Qualitative Interviewbefragungen (persönlich), Fokusgruppen
Seven semi-structured interviews and two focus groups were conducted with a purposive sample of 10 past programme graduates and five youth service staff. Data were thematically analysed using a phenomenological lens.
Topics: Referral pathways into the programme and programme expectations; Previous and current food intake, cooking and budgeting behaviours; Post-programme referral pathways; Food security status; Programme components and improvements
Six of the 10 2011–2012 graduates agreed to take part in the study (60% response rate). Four refused or were no longer in contact with the youth agency and could not be located. All four of the 2013 graduates agreed to take part in the study (100% response rate) and all five eligible staff members who included one manager (100% response rate).
The study was conducted between March and September 2013 in Melbourne, Australia.