Kids Magazine Promotes Good Health

CHOP_logo _for_email (1)If you have kids in your house, you need to check out ChopChop, a new non-profit magazine for kids.   The fun, festive online and print publication helps kids aged 5-12 and their families learn how to prepare healthy food and engage in active family-centered activities.

What’s Inside ChopChop?

Wouldn’t it be great if your kids could prepare their own breakfast or their own lunch?  And it wouldn’t it be even better if the meal was healthy?  ChopChop provides easy recipes with step by step instructions that will help kids create meals like Carrot Salad or Delicious Do-It-Yourself Lettuce Wraps.  Each recipe comes with helpful pictures and reminders for kids to follow simple steps like washing their hands before touching food.  Nutrition facts are not provided, but according to the site, everything in the publication is “reviewed and approved by our medical and nutrition advisors.”

Who’s Behind ChopChop?

An introductory letter to physicians is provided on the website from Barry Zuckerman, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health at Boston University School of Medicine and Chief of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center.  Dr. Zuckerman is also a board member.  Founder and President Sally Sampson is a James Beard Award-nominated author of 20 cookbooks and a frequent magazine contributor to Food and Wine, Bon Appétit and The Boston Globe.  She runs the Massachusetts non-profit corporation along with other board members who are active in the health and wellness field.

Check it out and then grab your kids and head into the kitchen!  After you eat, take part in a family exercise session or plan a healthy weekend activity.  Get more healthy eating tips at North Memorial’s Healthy Weight Loss website or Facebook page.





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