We have to eat – all of us! Admit it: Everyone who is reading this has to eat. In fact, everyone who isn’t reading this has to eat, too.

Preparing and cooking a fresh, nutritious meal is an innovative way to bring generations together to foster familial bonds, share stories, and to teach cultural and culinary history.

As part of CentraCare and Twin Cities PBS’ solution-based partnership series Whole People, field producer Caissa Casarez visited Padres Informados, a community organization that serves Latino families to promote positive relationships and a healthy lifestyle, to learn more.

Production Team: Caissa Casarez, Val Mondor, Jim Kron, Johnny Hagen, Kaolee Vang


This story was created in collaboration with CentraCare.


In partnership with CenraCare, we created a documentary series aimed at raising awareness of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and exploring solutions to heal and prevent them. Watch all five episodes:

Whole People 101: Childhood Trauma

Whole People 102: Healing Communities

Whole People 103: A New Response

Whole People 104: Family Solutions

Whole People 105: Healing Journeys