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Kitchen Fable 011317

Jan 13, 2017|

AN INTERVIEW WITH JESSICA TURNER AND JORDANA BOWEN WITH KITCHEN FABLE PUBLISHING ABOUT THEIR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT AIMS TO HELP FAMILIES WITH SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN GET MORE NUTRITION INTO THEIR LIVES AND HELP TO SIMPLIFY LIFE IN GENERAL.

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This is microscope and under column real Portland public affairs program and your blocks and introducing you today to a couple of local women. Who really made at their life's mission to make sure that families gain knowledge on nutrition and in the meantime try to make their life more simple. On the show this time elect welcomed just could turn into Dan Bowen there with kitchen table publishing their latest book into the show. How dare he how he. Doing great. So I am correct me if I'm wrong but due to her sister's right. Yes that is right yup. And tell me about this a nonprofit organization you have going what is kitchen table publishing. Well well I bet they'll kitchen table publishing is it is a non profit and she said that. My sister during an and I started together a little over a year ago it was. October. When he fifteen page and it was really. Born out of this idea that. Caron. I especially parenting of the young children has. All kinds of finite resources that they have to be an age and time money and in energy. And we felt like there is a real added. There were a lot of missed opportunities. That appearance she really want to provide. Healthy things for their kids eat eat and make healthy choices trader daily. That. That we can provide education and empowerment. QQ how can I mean that their resources. I'm in a way to help them make healthier choices. For what they eat you know cooking together eating together. I'm being active theater in so our our real mission statement is. Finding ways to educate empower young families to make healthy choices. How did you come up with this idea are you both from the nutritional food world. Interestingly now. That's not our backgrounds but we obviously have great interest and in it because we're both mom to be in US I'm. And also. They kind of how that came about why is he doesn't late 2014. Earned about treatment after I gave her she my daughter. I suffered a heart attack are very are here though. I downward diet plan I woke up and blew her and I see in this room Jessica lived there let me. And we've come a picture that we find a way to live healthier life together and then I struggled mightily all my life. I'm it is then you have an uphill battle and that's one I don't wanna see my daughter they turned. It so it's very important to us. Are you feeling health. Well fortunately I've made a full recovery as far as the hardest part is concerned. I'm. And I feel I feel good it I have a long way to go as far as. When you are the confirmed Barrett's plan. But yeah. It I'm happy to report I'm quite healthy now. Well that's in fact the best news we've heard so far in the during this interview looks great and I'm doing well. A button that. And I think you know what it is what we know. What what is so interesting I think about about. Everything happened there in baby in Turkey does the right word but I mean we. Don't read and we just came up with this idea what her life. When I was. With my sister and that he got morning we didn't say hey let's. Starting nonprofit again everyone you know it says the healthier we hit one HUS for our you know ourselves. In at this time. My sister and I were both. Working act you know a large company which you know we're. We can pretty decent money but when you factor and I am in I'm up here Q I have I have Q you boys. But when you factor in how long it pay fuel you know. Get ready for work can use to hurt. You know your stock I your office we both had you know pre sedentary job all day you're. Exhausted by you know by the end of the day that you get a drive home and then we need a home there's. You know how full of hungry people. And it's so. Still many times you know both journey NN I we're really. You know. Got a fast food restaurants or her just you know cut. Now know like. Cropping you know like Hamburger Helper taped up he and let me know it is really easy profits is that kind of thing in not that we didn't. No look there are healthier choices out there but we just. Didn't. He overweight can make it work which are which are heard. Our budget and in our high restraints and how could you know exhausted you you are when they're working parents. In showed that heart attack with sort of great eagle wake up call for both of our and we started doing it kind of research. And on you know healthy choices we learned so much. Just in our own grief there you know in our own research and then we started talking about how. How difficult it is Q. Make these changes to find its kind even you know do the research to make these changes and so. A quick you started talking parrot to other appearances well I'm telling him about arch Iranian unit just. I think started to click with us pretty much every parent that we know is it sort of in the same boat in that. How do you find that kind kit can make it right decisions how do you make a healthy. You know unhealthy diet fit into. You know what might be not a huge feedback to our. Encode that really. We we just realized that that a lot of parents could benefit from some of the stuff that we lurch. Finding out in implementing our own lies. And so. There would be better raped her in her. Yeah I absolutely agree. I would imagine just about every parent out there can identify went with the struggles that you that you two had been bad before you a couple of years ago. You know it that so many parents don't have time of the budget to the or the knowledge. It's it's pretty amazing in your both coming at this from a mom perspective which is probably the best place to come from. Absolutely absolutely and I see you know why they're this. And I I. I'm sure there's something similar for men but I feel like her for women and moms the actual leader ordered there. Internal and Gil. That we that we Kyrie around and she'll lie. Well. I can't be perfect. You know I can't make a perfect home cooked meal for my kids every night. In no there's there's just certain it's healing and it's a failure and I think it is sometimes causes people certainly cause need to. Trying to give up altogether and say well I see it be perfect so what does that matter you know what is the matter what I feel in a lot of editing that things that we count in our research. You really how I understand how to help me and is seen as at least that. Even in these really small changes. And if you can make each really you know small changes that yes well. You know you'll have to change if you habit but. Are actually practical. Ian in art scene that almost anybody. Seen gene do you expect a huge stat. In so one of our goal is always. Eddie teach in our present information in a way that truly positive. It's encouraging. Yen. And like like it could it make. Parent understand. That that even small changes make such a huge. Difference. Ink in the lives there. You are not not only in your life as a parent and obviously be kids underground. Yet again you're coming out of from such a mom perspective and from your own personal experience. Ward there's not a better place to come from. The great they're great in Canada are definitely early we feel. And instill what our flagship product. Project is that yes or for product if you literally this school year don't wanna we're in right now. We're working where. Nine. Local elementary school the girl Portland metro areas tight school. That nine elementary school. Oh yen today. Get. Basically every other month. Struck a whole school year. Each. The only at that school and get eight. A magazine basically it's it's really cool and I'm lucky you've gone online and looked the magazine until urchins. Yeah in and they're being sick leave these these. Great little magazines about you know nutrition for your young family until every parent magazine has its own theme. I'm so far we've distributed our fall in holiday. Issues and both issue with all about my plea so. And that I didn't even know that since so and so it's very being doing her research but my plate deal Erik please says steals food pyramid and so it. All that how to use that model and Q. To make sure your kids there are getting you know that the nutrition that they need. A bunch racquet. I and then that holiday issue was all about sugar. Content that you effect that has gone on kid's been in the army and I think and and then all of the articles are her that it. We we have a C. We Carter kitchen cabinet. We have how many do we have announced that it keeps growing but it it is nine experts I have to Mary term work we. Yet nine. They're and there are all you know. There educational background all of their experience is all about nutrition act we have dietitians on the air pediatric dietitians. We had someone do who owns and in that runs actually. A year and for kids. Which is really cool I am so we have a lot of people from from academia. And you make sure all of the content that we that we put together is is correct then it's relevant and it and it feel makes sense. From a from a scientific standpoint it's Welch. You know parent (%expletive) sorry go ahead. I'd who's gonna comment that I love the fact the your experts are called the kitchen cabinet. That's pretty that's a great match. Yeah it was a mom I'm actually. Glad it was. Yes but her. But album art look like they're you know they're several articles in the magazine I'm better off at C I'm I'm back. Mean theme a bunch of recipes in the area and we have a hooking your blog online that here in those feeling inspect our beat them more creation but the idea is. You know. Mean it's hard enough to find the time Q. Get that there's that in me around the dinner table or you know get to big Hershey sort of a right ingredient that each. From the healthy meal. We're trying to get access to that information and just hope you know practical OP rule of parents it. That appeared nearly its interior around with them. You know in May help your tweaked it whenever possible. And healthy habit is is a good thing to have because it if I hope as as the name suggests that habit is something you do continuously. Yeah I exactly. We. We like it that we really want parents to understand that you don't have to change your entire life. You know lifestyle. Gay. To do healthy things for your family but it you can find little ways to tweak your your routine like you said in and start and you had this. Then all of a and they can be you know you might be able to find it. Have a snowball effect and finally that me even more healthy choices but if you can find one meal a week. You know that you can replace with you know facts dude everyone it's different it's EVP guys can whip something together. You know you've got thirty minutes where you can see from cooking in the kitchen counter and leaves you mean that that's huge. Content into so. Again the hour defining practical. Encouraging threats that parents can. Can you can make those changes that happened. How do you raise money for your organization. Oh we. Have a low it we're doing a couple of things of this year our. I mean. Sort of ink permits is the or finding our. V business owner in 1982. Basically repurchase act and the maggot even. Cheryl. And of course we have you know we weren't we don't work which. Companies that meant we would have more kids to see a half days to see bad that'll. Orkut liquor store back you know we have there's so many community. Members you know it did its members in 1982 XER. A court appearance themselves then. And really. How invested interest in me supporting healthy. At writing community so without a lot of business. Older than in business leaders. And purchase that speech in the magazines. I am in the end because where non profit was when he first started. We hadn't gotten our 501 C three strategy yet. Katie you know fully fledged nonprofit that now that week you were also looking at other. Our and shining options and in fact the lake grants and that kinda thing. And in fact what we're looking out for our next here. Next school year. Is moving. Away from. Printed magazines. Just because we have talent. It takes a lot of eons to get those Magid magazines into the right hand. So courts who got to get you know that the predators. Print up the magazine and we have to give them so much police are. And then we've got to deliver them to each of the war. And then this school have to delegate somebody to get anything that can't be called the quality teacher and the teacher in prison. You didn't get excuse state hall. You know it's a lot and and in so those appearance. The night you who who feed magazine I'm really love democratic pedigree she backed. I'm aware we're looking for something gets media a little bit. Eating easier. On her parents and in the little bit better for the environment the next you're gonna eat you mean actually a digital app. That parents can download. I'm just on to their Smartphones and so will push ill. We weekly daily monthly content count them. And it just automatically be available on their knowledge. In so what we're really looking carrying now is is working. Stepping back and work with school district. Current case. To get more parents the opportunity to get this information. And and so we're we're really starting to put something together. That would work force schools to warranty eastern of their title one funds. Aren't you. To better engage parents. I wish we are up. What kind of response are you getting from from local school aged parents. Turning the corner kick in thunder at very creative director she. I I we we both write the article which he edit every single one of them cheap. She's amazing and then the magazine if you behind against the new digital content. Dish eight hyper linking their border. And. Mary very well online at some very lovely magazine. UK yet though but that bella as she she gets a lot of their responses for him from parents and in teachers and people who keep and I think. More and they are only unaffiliated that the school I only work with a lot of the parent teacher organization. There always is very excited to be cheerleading magazines they've gotten some pretty amazing actually back firms the parents. I hadn't won it interestingly enough who you're very first issue that ran out. It says yeah that day it went home as fit as the first coolest Paramount scarred eyes your clock MS earn. It. It has been that person hands that I daycare operator who immediately emailed us and wanted to hear her she began her cost. You do it because when I heard her kids as the day care. Go to that school so that was certainly encourage take. Very very album are prepared they're really. In doing various contents and there is definitely gotten in Burma. Don't feedback from them. Can you say you work with several local schools but it for the school listening somebody that's in management at one of the local schools that isn't involved how can they get involved. Well yeah and oh yeah I go alternate. Well and tormenting to back at next year. That is going to thinking so much easier I'm Brad. To allow many schools to be involved that this year it's been kind of a pilot program for a is. So we're not able adding more on prince this school year they're certainly. Am 2072018. And we are going to be looking for schools bury it. So and there are certainly look confused. Aren't packed very little contact parents send via. In broad at kitchen people.com. That. Talked to a form on our web site. And what we did last year with me or our first year we released just. Contacted. Her pretty lacking in any 250 school in the Portland metro area. Depending giving them. Can be taken creation are what we're doing an interview which park which which. Anywhere near that amount owed me we can only work with nine or ten action but we sorted that are now listed. Where we sit out if you don't think champion Ernie can two to a bunch of different world and then that no one too early attracted you know got back in touch with and yen. We started a dialogue and an inter Coppola from the parish in collecting. Certainly during it right any any school principal or administrator anybody in India and in the school system who's interested and he wants to contact test your web sites that are the email info package is about college grade but we are also going in he wants he's gotten. I'm mark app developed should've went low can really show you know school district where what if you do you will be reaching out to you. You know school districts are throughout Oregon. Especially residents it's cool things to to come up with the idea first all of them have a magazine and now you have an app this is just really fantastic stuff and I bet. That local parents and families is really appreciate all the information that you're able to give them. Yeah I have you know we really hope I hope so again here. We we gotta carry you back we have a lot of hearings if they get that extra copies of the magazine says there's been to grandmas and all of that anything. Which. Because the prince he of the magazines I kind of pricey we don't have a whole lot of extra copies so we always like hearing angry feedback and and I think 100 feet. The most rewarding parts of the job. It is. I'm hearing. Parents say he had tried to trek to PM. Me and it felt good it was still fun unique or army and that you know that hit that I read you know shop the perimeter. Split. And we have he drew the thumb that we that we give out in its in the article without parents remember. And they allow high picture you do not turn making a difference so. And it just really nice eight years here when when Kim I something that we congestion networks. You know I'd imagine that everybody can benefit from it I'm I'm not a parent but it sounds like I should read these articles and in due to say into a. I'm not there are probably benefit here or both. Can ask what did you view what you have learned that since shoot to have taken on the suit dispenser. How well I have you know. And we had to hack who leaked it wasn't a lot certainly from. Thursday at the dignity and in in. Running an organization arrogant and making all of there. They're moving parts can work together that certainly been a challenge an angry the this fairly good learning experience for us but I seen. There. What I learned. You know from from the actual information that that. We put together are met nutritional or healthy skin corny it really. I guess to me I just keep coming back that if you can make one little change. You know and stick to it. It can make such a huge difference. And the one of the things that we learned. In Imran are many interviews with experts is there's there's a lot area of research that shows that. What you eat actually has an effect genetically. For Q Gary Asian silly eerie now. You know it's gonna change that a genetic failure child. And then not because that child genetic changes and it changed the generic sense of that tax second generation down into the well. And for me I think that it is they're really impact for tighter credit idea. Because his family is so important you know I look at my teeth turn than you think about odor in they between India and hopefully you know. Oh Detroit is I want them out of life and so. Making note healthy changes you know it's it's can be difficult frustrating. It just gets me make such a huge impact for your family. Absolutely drew how about you if you learned during during this process. One. Mr. kinder. Ball in hand code. On what Jessica says the current regarding electronic regeneration that fact. We rarely wire Riche kid and then I mean I wish I'd known that before I've gotten pregnant you know I yeah. What are able I was pregnant we're gonna have an impact on my daughter term and you say what you know where that what I live for. I was pregnant. You know in my in my early years. Would have an effect on her as well and on her children also. And so under you know. I think. He is also fairly easy to learn habit term oh here we your case. He. They're it weekend. Greet her children early and a mono these very happy for them than. It's gonna make their lives so much easier and every game every urgency is substantially. So. That's super important the other thing is. In my research for the holiday issue orange sugar. I do not understand how Kurd bases. Sugar is you know you think it's G a they will be OK but when you look unbelievable they borrow at church just pretty much. Almost everybody who had to patch or grant that sugar hurt shoot people interpret. Most children don't use your cable business people you more than turned out like a key negotiator I'm. You know liquid part that he's in trouble with your kids or or a woman. So that's kind of shocking. Yeah there's definitely so much to learn that city you're out there educating people and that is really fantastic it like to thank you both be on the show today. Just give turner entered in a bow and with kitchen table publishing thanks for being limited scope today. Metals gold is an Entercom radio Portland public affairs program. I'm Gary blocks of if you have a nonprofit or public affairs organization that you'd like to let others know about you can email me my email address is microscope at inter com dot com.