Recipe for Success (RFS): Improving Literacy and Diet in Latino Preschoolers Through Peer Support

8/31/2023 – 8/30/2025


This project will evaluate the feasibility of Recipe For Success (RFS), a strengths-based family literacy and health program for Latino parents and their preschoolers in the Pittsburgh (PA) area. RFS is led by promotoras (Latina community health workers) and aims to improve child literacy (vocabulary and narrative skills) and diet (healthy dietary intake) outcomes. We will compare changes in outcomes from pre- to post-test in families in the RFS versus an active control condition and examine RFS families’ implementation levels (dosage and adherence). Ninety Latino families will participate in this project. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Diana Leyva and the co-PIs are Dr. Sharon Ross and Dr. Patricia Documet at the University of Pittsburgh.