ChopChopKids Thanks the Children’s Obesity Fund and the Omidi Brothers for their Support

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ChopChopKids extends their gratitude to the Children’s Obesity Fund and its founders, Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi for their sponsorship. The charities are united in their objective to address the multi-layered and very complicated problem of childhood obesity.

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“Our mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families,” Sally Sampson

“Our mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook real food with their families,” says Sally Sampson, Founder of ChopChopKids. “We believe that cooking and eating together as a family is a vital step in resolving our country’s obesity and hunger epidemics, and we are very thankful to the Omidi brothers for supporting our organization and for their charitable efforts to promote healthy and active children.”

Founded in 2010 by renowned cookbook author Sally Sampson, ChopChopKids ( has reached thousands of children and families through their quarterly magazine, ChopChop. ChopChop magazine publishes healthy, kid-friendly, and culturally-diverse recipes for inexpensive meals that are fun to prepare as a family. The magazine is distributed to schools, after-school programs, community centers, and other locations that are likely to reach children and their families. Fifty percent of all United States pediatricians’ offices subscribe to ChopChop magazine.

ChopChop magazine was lauded by the New York Times and the Columbia Journalism Review for its realistic and effective approach to kids’ nutrition. The publication is unique in that it doesn’t disparage any particular food, but instead concentrates on nutrition in a broad and reasonable sense that doesn’t require readers to invest in ingredients that might not be easily available in every community.

Cofounded by Julian Omidi and Dr. Michael Omidi, the Children’s Obesity Fund ( hopes to help reverse the trend of rising obesity rates in America. The goal of the non-profit charity is to help people fully understand the obesity issue and its dire impacts on individuals and society as a whole -- and to use that knowledge to encourage children to grow up strong and healthy. Children’s Obesity Fund partners with other organizations to educate and support parents, educators and others so that we can all work together to raise healthy, active, social, and happy children. While the organization does not accept donations, it does encourage direct contributions of money and talents to the associations featured on our website. Children’s Obesity Fund is on Facebook as well as Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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