Kitchen Design to Encourage Home Cooking


Arlena Dudley Hines, Roberta Null and Joy Poffhoff


P3. Design for housing

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2014-06-16, 12:00 - 13:45


MA 10
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As lives grow busier — and waistlines grow larger — a number of nutritionists are calling for Americans to reduce their risk of obesity-related health problems by cooking at home more and eating out less. We need to encourage home cooking. To do this we need to make cooking at home an attractive, viable alternative to eating out and develop kitchen design strategies and educational programs to increase home cooking and dining for all family members.

We have developed a universally designed kitchen that will provide a supportive environment for all family members to be involved in food preparation. Our presentation includes a kitchen plan and illustrations of the UD features designed to support healthy food preparation techniques for all.

This kitchen and other Universal Design Case Studies are described in the recently published book Universal Design: Principles and Models and the accompanying Instructors Manual.