Dr. Art Murphy Receives Award From NC DHHS to Continue “Recipe For Success”

Posted on March 27, 2024

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Dr. Art Murphy, Professor in the Department of Anthropology, was awarded a new contract with the NC Department of Health and Human Services to continue funding the long-running “Recipe for Success” program. The one-year contract, for $1.04 million, will support the program’s on-going efforts to improve nutrition education in low-income communities in the region. The abstract below provides more info.

Recipe for Success (RFS) provides direct nutrition, social marketing, and policy, systems, and environmental change programs (PSE) to SNAP eligible and/or receiving individuals and households in Guilford, Rockingham, Randolph, Davidson, Stokes and Forsyth counties in NC. RFS will address the state-level objectives of maintaining a physically active lifestyle and making healthier eating patterns and food choices, including increasing consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fat-free and low-fat dairy, and healthy snacks, to reduce the causes of obesity. Furthermore, RFS will address additional objectives outlined by the organization such as increasing knowledge in meal planning, shopping, cooking and gardening to sustain a healthy lifestyle – proficiencies designed to help fortify the state level objectives. RFS specifically targets SNAP-eligible and/or receiving adults over the age of 18, children under age 18, and households with children.

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