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MEET OUR KIDS ADVISORY BOARD: Julian Frederick

We're excited to introduce our ChopChop Kids Advisory Board (KAB). This group of cool kids was hand selected from kids that applied. They’ll help us to test recipes, think of new ideas for the magazine, and make sure ChopChop gets the kid approval. For the next few weeks we’ll be spotlighting different members of the board. This week, meet Julian, who you might recognize from his first year on the KAB. We're so excited he's back for year two!

 

Name: Julian Frederick
Location: Dallas
Age and Grade: 9 years old,  4th grade
 
Why I wanted to come back to the KAB for a second year: I had

MEET OUR KIDS ADVISORY BOARD: Janie Wilson

We're excited to introduce our ChopChop Kids Advisory Board (KAB). This group of cool kids was hand selected from kids that applied. They’ll help us to test recipes, think of new ideas for the magazine, and make sure ChopChop gets the kid approval. For the next few weeks we’ll be spotlighting different members of the board. This week, meet Janie who is back for her second year on our board. Since last year, Janine has partnered with Mars, Inc. and was a speaker at Partnership for a Healthier America in Washington DC.  She's also learned tons of new recipes in the last year. Learn more about

Lessons From a Meals on Wheels Volunteer. By Samuel Davis

 

I did not know what to expect when my sister, mom and I went to an interview to become Meals on Wheels volunteers this summer. The people from the Meals on Wheels program were very nice and gave us a tour of the building, instructions about the program and where to pick up meals to deliver. For the last two months, I helped my dad, mom and sister deliver meals each Tuesday at 10:30 AM.  I have learned 4 lessons from my experience: 

  • The first lesson is to follow instructions!!! Sometimes there are specific instructions to follow like “Knock Hard" or “Door Unlocked” next to certain addresses

Who We Love: North Coast Food Web

We love to hear about organizations who are using ChopChop. So, we were excited to find out that our friends at Bob’s Red Mill donated copies of the magazine to North Coast Food Web. The Oregon-based non-profit cultivates a healthy community and vibrant economy through food and agriculture. It is one of the many non-profits that receives support from Bob's Red Mill. North Coast Food Web offers cooking classes, kitchen volunteer trainings, and camps.

Bob's Red Mill let us know that ChopChop recipes were used for all five days of the most recent Spring Kids Camp. The leader of the cooking

The importance of eating healthy food. By Clare Thompson

 

What is healthy food? There is no right answer because nutrition is so complicated, and every pro seems to have a con. Some people say that eating raw kale can cause cancer because of the kale's natural protection, but others say that it can prevent it. Some people say that it is really bad to eat red meat because of environmental and health impacts, others say that it is good for your blood because of all the iron. Although it can be confusing, there are some guidelines to help people make good decisions about what they eat.

Here are the guidelines that I try to follow:

  • Eat lots of

MEET OUR KIDS ADVISORY BOARD: Sam Davis

We're excited to introduce our ChopChop Kids Advisory Board (KAB). This group of cool kids was hand selected from kids that applied. They’ll help us to test recipes, think of new ideas for the magazine, and make sure ChopChop gets the kid approval. For the next few weeks we’ll be spotlighting different members of the board. This week, meet Sam! Sam's only 13, but he's already gotten to dine at the White House! Learn more about Sam, below.

NameWilliam “Samuel” Davis

 

Location: Shreveport, Louisiana

 

Age and Grade: 13 years old 8th grade

 

 

Who taught you how to cook? My sister

MEET OUR KIDS ADVISORY BOARD: Katherine Michelbook

We're excited to introduce our ChopChop Kids Advisory Board (KAB). This group of cool kids was hand selected from kids that applied. They’ll help us to test recipes, think of new ideas for the magazine, and make sure ChopChop gets the kid approval. For the next few weeks we’ll be spotlighting different members of the board. This week, meet Katherine! Katherine's main hobbies are playing volleyball, crafts, and of course, cooking and baking. She loves to bake wedding cakes for her family and friends. She has made 2 wedding cakes and is looking forward to making another one in September. 

 

MEET OUR KIDS ADVISORY BOARD: Clare Bunn Thompson

We're excited to introduce our ChopChop Kids Advisory Board (KAB). This group of cool kids was hand selected from kids that applied. They’ll help us to test recipes, think of new ideas for the magazine, and make sure ChopChop gets the kid approval. For the next few weeks we’ll be spotlighting different members of the board. This week, meet Claire! 

Clare loves to cook, but also has a lot of interests outside of cooking, like ice skating. She spends time figure skating in group lessons and with her coach at The Skating Club of Boston. She also participates in Runway for Recovery a fashion show

Fueling up For the Day. By Lily Stewart

Most likely you have heard at least once, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." And like me, you were probably confused why people skip breakfast. So I started doing some resarch about a month ago. 

I found out that eating breakfast breaks the overnight fasting period. Fasting means going without food, which is what basically happens during the night when you are sleeping. Eating breakfast also replenishes our glugose (sugar) and other nutrients our body needs to help us stay awake and have energy. Also, the energy you get from eating breakfast helps us do better in school!

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