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Food Banks try to emphasize healthy eating

Food banks have worked for decades to try to provide nutritious foods to the nation’s needy. But packaged and processed foods have always been easier to give away than things like eggplants and heads of cabbage. The Northern Illinois Food Bank has been working on a new program to try to change a family’s reactions to vegetables with both cooking demonstrations and veggie preparation classes in after school programs. WBEZ’s Monica Eng attended one last week and she brings sounds from the lesson. We also talk to Jennifer Lamplough, Executive Chef at Northern Illinois Food Bank, about her efforts. (Flickr/vancouverbcfoodbank)

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