How Wyoming Is Using a Magazine to Teach Students the Importance of Cooking and Nutrition

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Third grade students in Wyoming's 122 elementary schools will receive a year of the award-winning ChopChop Magazine to promote healthy eating and cooking.

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We are pleased to be able to provide ChopChop Magazine through the CDC grant to help increase nutrition and overall wellness awareness to the students in Wyoming’s schools.

ChopChop Kids, the non-profit behind the award-winning ChopChop: The Fun Cooking Magazine for Families has partnered with the Wyoming Department of Education and the Wyoming Department of Health to educate children about the importance of healthy eating. ChopChop Magazine will be distributed to third graders in 122 elementary schools in Wyoming for the 2016-17 school year. In addition, each issue includes curricula for teachers to use ChopChop in the classroom.

“Research shows that good nutrition and physical activity contribute to improved academic performance, attendance rates, and behavior,” said Tamra Jackson, Nutrition Programs State Director of the Wyoming Department of Education. “We are pleased to be able to provide ChopChop Magazine through the CDC grant to help increase nutrition and overall wellness awareness to the students in Wyoming’s schools.”

In support of the Wyoming school district’s wellness program, ChopChop offers the students and their families recipes and tips on how to cook real food together for a lifetime of health and well being. To reinforce the importance of healthy eating and nutrition education, teachers will also receive lesson plans that link cooking and nutrition to language arts, math, science, history and social studies.

“We are thrilled to partner with Wyoming schools,” said Sally Sampson, Founder and President of ChopChop. “We recently piloted a program in Watertown, Massachusetts, where elementary students received ChopChop for a full year. We found that the students eating and cooking habits were positively impacted and we’re confident we will have the same positive results in Wyoming.”

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.chopchopmag.org. Follow ChopChop on Twitter at @ChopChopMag, on Facebook at facebook.com/ChopChopMagazine or on Pinterest at pinterest/ChopChopMag.
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