ChopChop Partners with Texas Comptroller Susan Combs and Texas Libraries to Combat Childhood Obesity

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Children’s cookbook available as a resource to public libraries and elementary schools as part of Reshaping Texas initiative.

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Our mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families. Working with the Comptroller’s office will help us get our message to more families across the state.

ChopChop Kids, the non-profit behind ChopChop: The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families distributed its cookbook, ChopChop: The Kids’ Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family to all 911 Texas public libraries and more than 1,100 select public elementary schools. Texas Comptroller Susan Combs purchased and distributed the cookbook as part the Reshaping Texas initiative – a web portal providing Texans with resources and information to address obesity in the state.

“We are thrilled that the ChopChop cookbook will be a resource for Texans as a way to address the childhood obesity epidemic,” says Sally Sampson, founder of ChopChopKids. “Our mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families. Working with the Comptroller’s office will help us get our message to more families across the state.”

“For most children, being overweight or obese is the result of unhealthy eating patterns and too little physical activity,” Combs said. “Books, DVDs and athletic equipment that we are providing as part of our Reshaping Texas initiative can reach children while they are still young, reversing unhealthy weight trends and preventing weight gain in the first place.”

The Comptroller’s office ordered and distributed free of charge, more than 15,000 books and DVDs to be distributed to all 911 Texas public libraries and more than 1,100 select public elementary schools.

CHOPCHOP: The Kids’ Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family, published by Simon & Schuster, features easy-to-follow instructions for wholesome, delicious meals. This book redefines what it means to cook and eat healthfully by bringing kids and adults together on exciting projects in the kitchen. From French toast to frittatas, chicken soup to classic beef burgers, and banana-peach frozen yogurt to mango lassis, these original, entertaining recipes celebrate nutritious eating together as a family.

About ChopChop

Endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, ChopChop, The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families, is a nonprofit quarterly food magazine. Published by ChopChopKids, Inc., a 501(c)(3), ChopChop’s mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook and eat real food with their families. ChopChop was recently named the 2013 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation, and is the only non-profit publication to win the award. ChopChop is also the recipient of a coveted gold award from the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit guide to quality children’s media and toys— the only cooking magazine ever to win this designation. To learn more about ChopChop's mission, and to support the organization by subscribing to ChopChop Magazine or by donating to its cause, please visit http://www.ChopChopkids.org. Follow ChopChop on Twitter at @ChopChopMag, on Facebook at facebook.com/ChopChopMagazine or on Pinterest at pinterest/ChopChopMag.

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