“Cooking It Up” is a nutritious cooking video show by college and high school youth that integrates food justice, healthy eating & positive body image. It links wellness to holistic, long-term changes in attitudes about food. The purpose is to teach youth video production and culinary skills that align with their income, culture, daily schedules and neighborhood resources to showcase healthy and exciting relationships to eating and cooking.
Ten students from Crawford High School in San Diego were chosen through a rigorous application process to become Cooking It Up Interns. The youth come from a multi-ethnic background, some coming from immigrant and refugee families. Over 15 weeks they are learning video production, graphic design, cooking and nutrition. The are the leaders in choosing their recipes, designing the website, and shooting & starring in the show. Four college students volunteered as interns to teach the youth and help produce the show. Professionals were hired to lead in the areas of video production, graphic design, cooking and food justice. Visit their profiles to learn more about them.