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Cooking Up a Cure for Childhood Obesity

Summary: Teaching kids how to cook and helping them develop a healthy relationship with food are real solutions to childhood obesity.
Air Date: October 17, 2013
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Sally Sampson
SallySampsonSally Sampson is the Founder and President of ChopChop Kids, the non-profit publisher of ChopChop, The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families.

ChopChop, recently named Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ms. Sampson is the author and coauthor of 22 cookbooks, including The Olives Table (with Chef Todd English), The Fifty Dollar Dinner Party and Souped Up!

She has been a contributor to Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, Boston Globe and Cooks Illustrated, among others and previously owned From the Night Kitchen, a café in Brookline Village MA.

Ms. Sampson is a member of the Board of Directors for Action for Healthy Kids, a Food Day Advisor to the Center for Science in the Public Interest and a member of the Family Advisory Board, Children's Hospital Boston.
  • Book Title: CHOPCHOP The Kids’ Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family (Simon and Schuster, 2013)
  • Guest Twitter Account: @chopchopmag
Cooking Up a Cure for Childhood Obesity
ChopChop Magazine, which just won the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award as the 2013 Publication of the Year, is a non-profit publication dedicated to helping kids and families develop a fun, healthy relationship with food.

The magazine's mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families. Its founders believe that cooking and eating together as a family is a vital step in resolving the obesity and hunger epidemics.

Special guest, Sally Sampson, joins Dr. Mike to share more information about the magazine's mission.

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