The Magazine Rack: New Reviews, April 2011

ChopChop is an entertaining, informative magazine that is pitched to kids but perfect for parents who enjoy sharing cooking and meal planning with their children. The magazine’s mission is “to educate kids to cook and be nutritionally literate, empower them to actively participate as health partners with their families, and help establish and support better eating habits.” The inaugural issue has 11 recipes for a variety of simple dishes, including oatmeal, bean dip, minestrone, cornbread, and stir-fried vegetables. All recipes are easy to follow and clearly indicate when an adult should help. The examined issue includes a Q&A with First Lady Michelle Obama. ChopChop is published by the independent Kid2Kid Corp and receives a technical review and endorsement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. The advisory board includes doctors, nutritionists, and five kids ages ten to 14. The editorial content and graphic design are expertly suited to fulfill ChopChop’s mission, making it an especially fine choice for public libraries.

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