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Santa Clarita Actress’ Cooking Show Battles Childhood Obesity

Santa Clarita Actress’ Cooking Show Battles Childhood Obesity

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Santa Clarita Actress/Writer/Producer Denise Koek and her award-winning kid’s cooking and nutrition web series, Uncle Chef, will be featured in the 8th Annual Myrtle Beach International Film Festival.

The Uncle Chef cooking show webisode, “Desperately Seeking Sakakawea” will be screened on Saturday, April 27th, during the 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. segment of the film festival.The Myrtle Beach Film Festival 2013 will be held April 25-27 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Combating Childhood Obesity

Koek and her partners, Bonnie Jones and Chef Phil Anderson, filmed “Desperately Seeking Sakakawea” and two other bite-sized internet episodes in an effort to combat the rapidly escalating problem of childhood obesity. This webisode showcases Uncle Chef’s visit to the historic Lewis and Clark trail in North Dakota. He and his young friends, The Cooking Crew, travel back in time to meet Native American icon, Sakakawea. While there, the kids learn how to make a mouth-watering chili.

“Uncle Chef” is a children’s cooking and nutrition show which urges kids to eat healthy food. Uncle Chef and friends teach cooking, food preparation, history, and even math in the course of each webisode, as they explore the background and production of different meals. Their latest webisodes are now available for public viewing on the Uncle Chef Productions YouTube Channel, the Uncle Chef Facebook page, the Chef’s Wife site and the website of the Northern Canola Growers Association.

Viewing Episodes

Here are links to their latest episodes:

Uncle Chef, Episode #1—Desperately Seeking Sakakawea

Uncle Chef, Episode #2—Something Fishy’s Going On

Uncle Chef, Episode #3—Where Canola Comes From

For more information about Uncle Chef, contact

Author: Kevin Kelton

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