Archive for March, 2010
We have partnered with Salem CyberSpace, an academic learning center for low-income teens, and LynnCam TV, the community access TV station for Lynn and Swampscott to produce a series of six cooking TV shows and cookbook that highlights healthy, quick and affordable recipes!
Stemming the rise in childhood obesity is the goal of a multimedia campaign now underway on the North Shore. A local-access television show, a web site and a cookbook will encourage local teenagers to make healthy food choices.
The campaign, which is funded by a $10,000 grant from the North Shore Community Health Network, is the result of a collaboration between Salem CyberSpace (a program of North Shore Community Action Program), LynnCam TV and Flo Goodman, host of LynnCam TV’s “Something Healthy to Eat” and author of the book of the same name.
“I’ve truly enjoyed working with these youth who have discovered that meals and snacks can be healthy as well as enjoyable,” said Goodman.
Six segments of “Something Healthy to Eat” feature Goodman and teenagers from Salem CyberSpace’s Salem and Peabody after-school programs preparing affordable, healthy meals and snacks that are easy and affordable for teenagers and their mothers to make themselves. In the segments, the teenagers, many of whom are Latino, speak in both Spanish and English, so the show will be of interest to both English-speaking and Spanish-speaking audiences.
“We provide free, healthy snacks — including some featured in Flo’s book — to the kids in our after-school program,” said Linda Saris, director of Salem CyberSpace. “The kids love working with Flo, being on TV and eating her food.
The show’s recipes will also be available in English and Spanish on the campaign’s web site, salemcyberspace.org/healthyeating. Bilingual versions of the shows’ recipes which are all from Goodman’s cookbook, will be distributed to food pantries across the North Shore. The translations for the book and web site were prepared by students in Dr. Kristine Doll’s translation class at Salem State College.
The segments of “Something Healthy to Eat” featuring teenagers from Salem CyberSpace will be aired on 18 local-access stations across the North Shore through the end of 2010.
“These shows are great for families struggling to feed their teens healthy, enjoyable, and affordable meals,” said Ken Kinna, executive director of LynnCam TV.
According to Peg Sallade, executive director of the North Shore Community Health Network, “This program meets our funding goals of addressing healthy nutrition as a means to reduce childhood obesity and promote prevention of chronic disease. The involvement of young people and the application of technology and media to reach a broad audience increases program outreach and impact.”
For more about Salem CyberSpace or the healthy eating campaign, visit salemcyberspace.org.
Lynn cook, author takes to TV to teach teens about healthy eating