Good nutrition and healthy diets are both core contributing factors to the overall quality of life of an individual, as well as a community. In an effort to help educate and promote better eating options for lower-income working families, Riverside agencies have partnered up in developing a new series of cooking videos that show how to prepare nutritious meals on a tight budget.
Riverside Unified School District recorded the videos for the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services in cooperation with the county Department of Public Health, FIND Food Bank and the University of California Cooperative Extension. Some of the production was even done by students who volunteered during a portion of their summer break.
The cooking videos are part of a pilot project funded with a grant from the California Department of Public Social Services and will be shown at DPSS offices across Riverside County and are part of a larger effort to help residents enrolled in the CalFresh food stamp program to use their CalFresh dollars to make nutritious and delicious foods for their families.