Family Nutrition: A RECIPE for Good Communication
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How to Cite

Forthun, Larry, and Matthew Kaplan. 2008. “Family Nutrition: A RECIPE for Good Communication: FCS8670/FY1060, 8/2008”. EDIS 2008 (7). Gainesville, FL.


FCS-8670, a 5-page fact sheet by Larry Forthun and Matthew Kaplan, uses the “RECIPE” acronym to describe the ingredients for good communication about nutrition in the family: reflective listening, encouragement, compromise and cooperation, “I” messages, practice, and engagement. Includes references. Published by the UF Department of Family Youth and Community Sciences, August 2008.


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