During the last 2 years, we have reached more than 420 women directly and 1,600 people indirectly equivalent to more than 4,500 hours of training. Based on our evaluations, 92% of the participants consider that our trainings can be put into practice immediately; 67% felt at least 4 other people besides themselves had been positively impacted by what they learned from us, we are creating a ripple effect. Participants have learned mainly two things: (1) to decide for better options in their personal and family eating habits and (2) to keep a positive attitude facing adversities.
For 2019 we want to impact directly 600 Latino women in North Texas and at least 2,400 indirectly. Altogether, they will be receiving an equivalent to 9,000 training hours, plus all the technological resources for continuing education and support.
To measure our success, we have 3 stages of evaluation:
- At the beginning participants complete a pre questionnaire to understand where they stand
- After attending the workshops and two weeks later, they complete a post questionnaire as a means to measure the skills they are learning and how their lives are changing
- Once they finish the one-on-one support sessions, they complete an evaluation to measure resilience skills and healthy lifestyle habits. We gauge the level of success based on the Wellbeing Seligman’s PERMA Model -University of Pennsylvania (Positive Emotions, Engagement, Positive Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishments), as well as: Participants’ choice in food options, ability to review labels of different products, ability to identify toxic ingredients, ability to name and recognize their emotions, ability to incorporate healthy living into their personal budget, workshop attendance records, number of participants directly impacted and number of participants indirectly impacted.