Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives

Our Veterans and Food

My son returned safely home from Afghanistan in 2010. As a corpsman in the Navy, he was with the Marines in the Helmand Province trying his best to keep them healthy or simply alive when he was needed. As my thank you to the Universe for bringing my son home safely, I offered local Veterans a free cooking class I entitled, The Healing Kitchen.

Fast forward 8 or 9 months, and I receive a call from a veterans association asking me if I would consider developing meal plans and menus for the organization and the veterans they serve. I’m sure you can imagine how excited I was to receive that call!

I spent a couple weeks planning and developing and began cooking for them this past week. My goodness, you have never seen 12 men who are so appreciative! It’s such fun cooking for them! They are so thankful and seem to love everything I prepare!

As the program develops further, I am also going to offer them classes on basic nutrition and cooking so that when they return to ‘regular’ life, they have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed. 

Stay tuned and you’ll hear some great stories and receive what may be useful information.


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