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Title:Good Food TV
Pub. date: 08/2013
Edition: 1st
Includes: DVD
Audience: Parents, Children
Language: English, Spanish
Description:"The "Good Food TV" video offers low-cost meal and snack ideas and is designed to reach potential and current CalFresh recipients. The video was created in an effort to increase self-efficacy and family change behaviors."
Funding Source: USDA. FNS. SNAP-Ed.
Developer: Network For a Healthy California
Organization: California Department of Public Health
Phone: 1-888-328-3483
Length: 23 minutes
Use Restrictions: May copy for educational purposes.
Reviewers Comments: The "Good Food TV" DVD provides shopping and cooking tips for healthy, low-cost meals, as well as ways to incorporate exercise into your daily routine. Recipes and ingredient lists are briefly shown before walking through the meal preparation. The benefits of each ingredient are discussed, including what vitamins are present and how they help the body. Food recommendations include:
  • Making half your plate fruits and vegetables (whether fresh, canned, or frozen)
  • Choosing lean meat, whole grains, and low-sodium foods
  • Buying non-fat or reduced-fat milk and natural peanut butter

The DVD includes how to use CalFresh, California's term for SNAP, to further reduce the price of healthy meals.

Contact the Distributor:
    Distributor: Network for a Healthy California, California Department of Public Health
    Mail: P.O. Box 997377, MS7204
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
    Phone: (916) 449-5400 or (916) 445-4181
    Order URL:
    Cost: 3.00 per DVD
    Avail. in Qty: No
    Bulkrate:Contact distributor.

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