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The Kitchenistas Of National City

Kitchenistas from Olivewood Gardens attend the screening and tasting at The Lot, La Jolla, Calif., 2016.
Courtesy of J Dixx Photography
Kitchenistas from Olivewood Gardens attend the screening and tasting at The Lot, La Jolla, Calif., 2016.

Airs Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS TV + Monday, Feb. 26 at 9:30 p.m. on KPBS 2

“The Kitchenistas Of National City” follows the struggles and transformations of the Kitchenistas as they conquer a health crisis in their community by cooking traditional dishes in a healthy way.

The Kitchenistas are graduates of the Cooking for Salud! program at Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City.

They learn by doing and share what they've learned with their families and community. By changing eating habits, they are reversing disease trends.

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The Examiner writes, “the joy on the faces of the women…shines through the screen and warms the heart with hope."

Follow @kitchmovie on Twitter. Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is on Facebook, and you can follow @OlivewoodGarden on Twitter.

Directed and produced by Mary Ann Beyster.

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