Project Description

BC Children's Hospital was the recipient of a generous donation from Safeway — a brand new kitchen for the patients in the mental health unit. With a mandate to make full use of the gift, BCCH planned a book of skills and recipes for young patients to use both on site and in a home environment. What a fun project!

We presented the BCCH team with a vision of a piece in the style of comic book. The recipe comic book has a main character who leads the reader through each recipe and skill with the help of veggie friends. Many of the recipes have two skill levels that are presented as ‘challenges'. Eighty pages in length, there are 4 major sections: skills, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. The recipe book is a printed, saddle stitched piece and each of the pages or recipes can easily be printed single or double sided for handouts as needed.

We loved this project! Our team brought great vision and creativity to the table on each page.

We worked with Spryberry on a project for the mental health programs at BC Children’s Hospital, and were very impressed with the quality of their work, their dedication to their clients, and their genuine passion for the project. From the first time we met with Dana and Tara, we knew that Spryberry was going to be a great fit with the project and what we were envisioning. Our project involved a collaborative team environment, which sometimes meant getting lots of different feedback and trying to balance multiple perspectives. The Spryberry team has excellent communication skills, is always open and responsive to ideas, and is able to effectively manage tight timelines. They demonstrated great flexibility, and were proactive and solution-oriented when we were faced with difficult decisions or changes in the project plan. In the end, we couldn’t be happier with the final product, and we are so excited for the clinical team to start sharing the resource that was developed with patients and parents. Thank you Spryberry for all of the creativity, positive energy and personal touch that you brought to this project – we look forward to working with you again!
Kim Korf-Uzan & Meredith de Freitas, Health Literacy Team, BCCH