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FamilyCook Productions

FamilyCook Productions is a national leader in teaching kitchen programming for obesity prevention and treatment, offering turn-key programming to hundreds of schools, community organizations, public health departments, SNAP-Ed providers and hospitals in the United States. Since its founding in 1995, FamilyCook Productions has reached over 300,000 parents and children across the nation.

FamilyCook Productions was founded by award-winning culinary author and educator Lynn Fredericks, author of Cooking Time is Family Time. Lynn also coauthored Get Your Family Eating Right! with Mercedes Sanchez, M.S., R.D., FamilyCook Production’s resident dietitian for nearly 20 years. Lynn and Mercedes create a range of flavorful, easy-to-prepare, international recipes for Kidney Kitchen.

A pioneer in the field of obesity prevention and family nutrition, Lynn works with many local health departments, companies and prominent nonprofit organizations like AKF. Mercedes is an expert in pediatrics and family nutrition, with a focus on overcoming the challenges and environmental factors working parents face that drive them to purchase prepared and fast foods to feed their families.

Lynn's favorite kidney-friendly cooking tip:

Add a ton of low-sodium flavor to your dishes with lots of spices, seeds and herbs.

Lynn's favorite Kidney Kitchen recipe:

Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Mercedes' favorite kidney-friendly cooking tip:

You'll never have a bland meal if you learn to make your own salt-free sauces with lots of garlic, ginger, lemon juice and other flavors.

Mercedes' favorite Kidney Kitchen recipe:

Coco-Shrimp with Cilantro Sauce