On May 15, 2019, First 5 San Diego partnered with Food 4 Less and Channel 93.3 to provide the community a chance to win prizes and Food 4 Less gift cards. Then, again on June 15, 2019, First 5 San Diego partnered with Vons and Magic 92.5 to give away more prizes and Vons gift cards. For both events First 5 was fortunate to have Chef Danielle Soto (Instagram: @flavorintegrations) cook up some healthy recipes that included fresh kettle corn, Asian broccoli slaw and cauliflower mac and cheese.
Chef Soto’s recipes are healthy, quick and easy for anyone to try at home. The purpose of our Healthy Start Cooking demonstration is to provide healthy eating tips and recipes to the community. The goal of First 5 San Diego’s work is that all children ages 0 to 5 are healthy, loved, nurtured, and enter school as active learners. A part of being healthy is eating healthy. As parents, you probably have often discovered, it can be a challenge to find healthy recipes that children can enjoy.
Children were also able to pick up free First 5 giveaways which included the Potter the Otter Healthy Eating Kit – with a cookbook, a First 5 my plate, 9oz reusable water bottle, hot/cold gel packs, additional books and a recipe card with the day’s recipes.