Team-Tested Practices

Kids Learn to Grow and Cook Healthy Food

Edible Olympic involves Kaiser Permanente health care professionals in teaching low-income kids about healthy food and how to prepare it, laying the foundation for good eating habits that last a lifetime. It’s an example of how partnership principles expand into the community. The 2015 National Agreement includes commitments to jointly work on improving the health of the communities we serve. The project grew out of a KP adult cooking class recommended for oncology patients, one that focuses on a plant-based diet.

Here's What Worked

  • Partnering with Thriving Schools, one of KP’s Community Benefit programs
  • Adapting a successful program in a new and innovative context
  • Mobilizing KP care givers to volunteer in their own community, leveraging their specific expertise

What can your team do to participate in KP's Community Benefit programs?  What else could your team do to build a culture of health and safety in the workplace?

 

 

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