Region 8 South West
(Coos, Curry, Douglas & Lane counties)
South West is collaborating with the North Coast to create two short videos featuring 4-H youth and their “Champion Moms” making healthy, whole grain Food Hero recipes together with a professional chef. The videos will be taped in the format of a cooking show and will include tips for including whole grains, fruits, and vegetables in family meals; fun ways to get kids involved in the kitchen; and children enjoying the recipes prepared. The videos will be hosted on the FoodHero.org website which families can access to practice making the recipes together.
The South West Region has had several video planning meetings with the North Coast Region, and story boards are in development. Locally in Lane, Douglas, Coos, and Curry counties, we have been promoting the Whole Grain Video Contest (pictured). Thanks to Bob’s Red Mill support, each family that submits a recipe will receive small bags of different kinds of whole grains (brown rice, bulgur, barley, buckwheat flour, and steel cut oats) to encourage them to continue cooking with whole grains at home.
Photo right: SNAP-Ed Education Program Assistant Susan Sandperl (center) shared news of the Whole Grains Video Contest to students from Myrtle Crest Elementary in Myrtle Point. Students are: (front row, l to r) Damian Lilienthal and Logan Clayburn, and (back row, l to r) Brayden Clayburn and Aidan Lilienthal.