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Title:Soulful Recipes: Building Healthy Traditions Cookbook
Pub. date: October 2008
Edition: 1st
Includes: Spiral bound recipe book
Audience: Multiple Audiences, Adults, Elderly
Language: English
Description:This cookbook features 36 healthy versions of down-home favorites or new dishes, and includes low cost and common items. It aims to help families become Champions for Change by incorporating more fruits and vegetables and physical activity into their day. Along with the recipes, the cookbook includes food storage tips, dietary recommendations, physical activity ideas, and spotlight articles.
Funding Source: California Department of Public Health, Network for a Healthy California, USDA SNAP
Developer: Network for a Healthy California-African American Campaign
Organization: California Department of Public Health
Phone: 916-449-5400
Length: 69 pages
Assessment instrument Used? yes
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments: Soulful Recipes is a cookbook filled with recipes with an African American flair, including traditional Southern foods, West African dishes, and traditional herbs and spices. Nutrition education spotlights are included, with information about important nutrients (calcium), physical activity (dancing), family mealtime traditions, and specific foods: black-eyed peas, greens, sweet potatoes and fresh, frozen and canned vegetables.

In addition to recipes, the cookbook includes a visual explanation of portion sizes, a chart explaining recommended cups of fruits and vegetables, a measurement conversion chart, a guide to storing fruits and vegetables, and an explanation of herbs and spices.

The printed book is spiral bound at the top and includes a folded cardboard in the back, which allows it to stand on its own.

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    Distributor: California Department of Public Health
    Contact: Customer Service
    Mail: P.O. Box 997377, MS7204
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
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    Cost: 2.25 per book
    Avail. in Qty: Yes

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