Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services


The agency with the internship opportunity is the Greenfield Branch Library. The purpose of this capstone project is to address the problem of lack of parental involvement. The lack of parental involvement in the community could have major consequences like low academic achievement, low literacy rates, and childhood obesity. The project is a cookbook with healthy recipes consisting of both meals and snacks. The recipes are made specifically for children to be able to make with their parents. The capstone project is a 6 week program. Every Wednesday there is a grab and go bag with a copy of a healthy recipe along with the necessary ingredients. The findings of the capstone project show that it was successful. These findings are based on voluntary surveys that were given. The surveys show that parents and children did participate together in making the recipes provided. The cookbook is recommended also to encourage healthy eating thus reducing the chance of childhood obesity. It is also recommended as a tool to help improve literacy rates.