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Cookbook recipes home-tested

Two years in the making, the Food for Families cookbook is brought to you by members of the Parent Advisory Committee for the Healthy Families Program at the Comox Valley Family Services Association.

This book is a collaborative effort, designed and created by mothers from all of the various Healthy Families Groups. The recipes included in the book have been tested at home with the toughest critics — our families.

Proceeds from sales of this book will be used to enhance services offered by the Healthy Families Program.

The Healthy Families Program supports parents in giving children a strong foundation in life by offering weekly drop-in groups that provide education, access to parent-child resources, and opportunities to make new social connections. Parents are encouraged to participate in discussions that promote learning, well-being and personal growth.

Families also have access to emergency food hampers, prenatal vitamins and clothing-sharing shelves; they are also invited to participate in many programs offered at different times during the year such as the Little Learners’ Library Program, farmers' market nutrition and coupon program, Friendship Community Garden and HOP With Me summer picnics.

Look for parents/staff with cookbooks on hand at the farmers' market on Saturdays and outside Thrifty Foods on April 3 with more cookbooks for sale. Food for Families is also available at the Laughing Oyster Bookshop.

For details about the program or to order your cookbook, phone Monica or Jane at 250-871-7577.

— Comox Valley Family Services Association

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