Breaking Beans Radio #7: Food and Health

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Aired: August 3, 2016

Image from Floyd County Health Department: Theresa Scott, Becky Derossett, and Bonnie Hale prepare a meal to share with participants of the "Good and Cheap" cooking demo event and discuss the philosophy of how to “eat well - really well – on the strictest of budgets.”
Image from Floyd County Health Department: Theresa Scott, Becky Derossett, and Bonnie Hale prepare a meal to share with participants of the “Good and Cheap” cooking demo event and discuss the philosophy of how to “eat well – really well – on the strictest of budgets.”

For the August Breaking Beans show, Sister Kathy Curtis hosts Valerie Horn, with the Appal-TREE Project (a project of Community Farm Alliance and University of Kentucky) (Val works with Grow Appalachia, too!), and Floyd County Health Department‘s Thursa Sloan, Bonnie Hale, and Christina Tincher.

 

Excerpt from the Floyd County Health Department’s Facebook:

“The Floyd County Health Department, UK Floyd County Extension Family and Consumer Sciences, and Appalachian Roots teamed up for their cooking demonstration featuring LeeAnn Brown’s ‘Good and Cheap Eat Well on $4/Day‘ cookbook and UK Extension’s ‘Chop, Chop Fun Cooking Magazine for Families’ series.

This series of five cooking demonstrations was funded by the Kentucky Department of Health in a campaign to promote healthy eating among SNAP and WIC recipients. This project also targets education regarding food access and the Double Dollars Program available at the Floyd County Farmers Market.”

 

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The Breaking Beans Variety Radio Show airs on 88.7 WMMT (online too!) the first Wednesday of every month at 6pm featuring stories, interviews, recipes, and news from the food and farming worlds in the Appalachian region!

Hosted by Breaking Beans Fellow Sister Kathy Curtis.

 

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Breaking Beans: The Appalachian Food Story Project is an initiative of Community Farm Alliance to tell the story of how local food and farming in Eastern Kentucky can contribute to a bright future in the mountains. Eastern Kentucky is at the point where it can foster a food system that is equitable and accessible to all, provides fresh nutritious food, and serves as an economic generator that builds community wealth. With a rich history of food and farming, stories of how Eastern Kentucky is already growing in that direction – and the challenges along the way – are important for informing people and policy alike.