On August 14,
2008, the Get Moving Kern Coalition members joined in collaboration
efforts with the Department of Public Health and the Community Action
Partnership of Kern's Food Bank to serve nutritious recipes using food
bank staple items. The event was featured on two early-morning news
broadcasts in which some of the recipes were showcased and demonstrated
for Kern County viewers.
users took home the recipe booklets and received important information
about healthy eating, active living, and important community services
provided by various local agencies and organizations.
Aside from the
taste-testing, the most popular events of the day were the free health
screenings administered by Mercy & Memorial Hospitals and the awarding
of gift bags, baskets of spices, tomato tortilla soup kits, frozen
salmon casseroles, and colorful 5-a-day aprons to the raffle winners!