Community Impact




  • Winner of the Food Network’s national Thanksgiving Family Feast Cook-Off, 2010
  •  Awarded “One of the 12 Healthiest Recipes” in the national Aetna Healthy Food Fight, 2011
  • Recognized as one of the “Ten Outstanding Moms Who Contributed the Most to Improve Health in Their Communities” by Blue Shield of California, 2012
  • Developed and produced 10” Cooking and Kids” episodes focusing on family- friendly, healthy recipes broadcast by Southern California’s public TV stations, viewed by an estimated 55,000 viewers
  • Produced and posted over 150 Cooking and Kids videos on YouTube, viewed daily, both nationally and internationally, providing positive programming to more than 380,000 viewers and 1, 500 subscribers
  • Cooking coach to over 9,000 fans on the basics of healthy eating and healthy living
  • Speaker and instructor to after-school cooking enrichment classes for K-12 students in Southern California
  • Servicing current 380,000 visits to web-site and 80,000  downloads of Cooking and Kids recipes and cooking instructions
  • Coaching 2,700 Facebook followers, with a current outreach of over 110,000 viewers
  • Publisher of Cooking and Kids articles in various local, national and international newspapers and magazines, including Costco Connection
  • Speaker at more than 130 events in Southern California, promoting healthy eating and better living
  • Author of two cookbooks

During the next five years, my Cooking and Kids project plans to reach and benefit approximately 20 million Californians plus countless others throughout the USA and elsewhere in the world who are in-part already accessing Cooking and Kids media.