Listen to The California Report: Veterans Find Comfort, Hope in Cooking Class
Friday, Mar 8, 2013 — 10:00 AM
Among other issues, veterans face a challenge shared by many Americans: obesity. Federal officials say more than 70 percent of veterans receiving VA care have weight problems. The California Report visits an elite culinary school in Napa Valley (Culinary Institute of America at Greystone), which runs a healthy cooking program for wounded veterans. Its students include vets from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars — and it’s helping them to eat better, and to ease the difficult transition back to civilian life.
Reporter: Mina Kim