Live Well. Live Atchison. purchased Chop Chop magazine to be distributed to all 4th graders in Atchison County Kansas because of widespread exposure to unhealthy food. The 2013 Atchison County rankings placed Atchison County 98 from 102 counties reporting in health behaviors including obesity and physical inactivity. Between 1980 and 2000, overweight rates doubled among children and tripled among adolescents. Childhood obesity could soon become a greater health threat than smoking.
The Benedictine College nursing students will be distributing the magazines to these 4th grade students this spring and also will share a cooking demonstration with one of the recipes from the magazine to show how easy and fun cooking is. The Benedictine College nursing students hope to continue this community project every spring to the 4th graders of Atchison County.
Chop Chop magazine we feel will teach kids to cook real food with their families. Chop Chop kids is an innovative non-profit organization where the Chop Chop magazine was created. They believe that cooking and eating together as a family is a vital step in resolving the obesity and hunger epidemics. We hope it will empower kids to actively participate as health partners with their families and doctors. Live Well. Live Atchison. hopes it will establish and support better eating habits for a lifetime of good nutrition and stem the tide of unhealthy children who are growing into unhealthy adults.
Chop Chop magazine is a quarterly magazine published in both Spanish and English. It was the winner of the prestigious 2013 James Beard Foundation Award for Publication of the Year. Chop Chop is filled with nutritious, great-tasting and inexpensive recipes. It also has fun food facts, games and puzzles, and interviews with healthy heroes ranging from kid chefs to professional athletes to the White House Chefs.
Our first issue can be found online at http://issuu.com/chopchopkids/docs/cc_spring2014_lowres