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Delaware Health and Social Services

DHSS Press Release

Date: July 14, 2015
DHSS-7-2015

Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us


MEDIA ADVISORY

Celebrate the fun and fresh produce of summer. DHSS Secretary and DPH Director will demonstrate stir-fry cooking during Delaware Local Produce Week


WHO:
  • Rita Landgraf, Secretary, Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS)
  • Karyl T. Rattay, MD, MS, Director, Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH)
  • Faith Kuehn, DDA Plant Industries Administrator and Planting Hope project manager, Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA)
  • Culinary students, The Hospitality School, a non-profit organization that provides workforce development and job placement assistance in culinary arts and hospitality training for adults who have faced barriers to long-term successful employment.
WHAT: DHSS Secretary Landgraf and Dr. Rattay will don chef hats, aprons, and gloves to demonstrate the ease of creating an easy, healthy, delicious, and affordable recipe. They will use fresh, local produce from the campus' Planting Hope Urban Farm, which also provides produce for the DHSS Farmer's Market. The culinary students will prepare the vegetables and cooking area and make zucchini bread and fruit-infused water, two more flavorful recipes using Delaware produce. This event is taking place during Delaware Local Produce Week (July 13-17). For a copy of the 2015 Resolution visit legis.delaware.gov/LIS/lis148.nsf/vwLegislation/HCR+41/$file/legis.html?open The event replaces the "Taste of Summer Lunch," which has been canceled.
WHEN: Thursday, July 16, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
WHERE: Delaware Health and Social Services (DHSS) cafe
1901 N. Dupont Hwy.
New Castle, DE 19720
DIRECTIONS: www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/main/maps/holloway/campsmap.htm
VISUALS: Cooking demonstration with Secretary Landgraf and Dr. Rattay.

QUESTIONS: 302-744-4704.

Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations. DPH, a division of DHSS, urges Delawareans to make healthier choices with the 5-2-1 Almost None campaign: eat 5 or more fruits and vegetables each day, have no more than 2 hours of recreational screen time each day (includes TV, computer, gaming), get 1 or more hours of physical activity each day, drink almost no sugary beverages.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.

Last Updated: Thursday July 16 2015
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