The Issue: Childhood Obesity and Health Concerns
Approximately one in three American kids and teenagers are overweight or obese, according to the American Heart Association. Childhood obesity has also been linked to a wide range of health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and depression.
The Campaign: Teaching Families to Cook Wholesome Meals
If this Grassroots campaign raises $1,600, matched to become $3,200, then Common Threads can provide one Family Matters Cooking Skills & World Cuisine class. Each additional $1,600, matched to become $3,200, will be used to fund another class. Family classes meet for six 2.5-hour class sessions, with the first four classes focused on healthful-cooking techniques. The fifth class involves a trip to the grocery store, where participants find ingredients to create nutritious 30-minute meals at home. At the final class, each family selects either a recipe from the Eat the World cookbook or an old family recipe to prepare, and the program staff can help them make healthful substitutions for the family recipe if necessary. Each family receives a copy of the Eat the World cookbook, plus a set of basic pots and cooking utensils.
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