Brighter Bites: Helping families take CATCH home

Series: CATCH Monthly Webinar

Speaker: Dr. Shreela Sharma, PhD, RD, LD; Thatianne Moreira, PhD; Mike Pomeroy, MPH
Length: 41:30 minutes

Our guests this month were the principal investigator for the Brighter Bites program, Shreela Sharma, PhD, RD, LD, and fellow Brighter Bites project team members Thatianne Moreira, PhD and Mike Pomeroy, MPH.

Brighter Bites is a unique new program that takes CATCH to head starts, schools and summer programs, and increases access to fresh fruit & vegetables among underserved families in Texas. Brighter Bites uses a co-op concept to provide 30 lbs. of fresh produce per family every week for 16 weeks during a school year and 8 weeks in the summer. This is combined with recipe demonstrations, nutrition education for families, and CATCH training and implementation to school staff in some of the most economically disadvantaged schools and neighborhoods in Houston and Dallas. This month's webinar will describe the Brighter Bites model and how it incorporates CATCH to promote healthier environments both at school and at home.