In this episode of Healthy Family Project, we talk to Sally Sampson, Founder ChopChop Magazine. Sally shared her tips for getting kids to prepare their own snacks and spend more time in the kitchen. Amanda and Sally cover how parents can encourage independence in their kiddos and encourage them to get creative in the kitchen.

Besides being a fun cooking magazine for families, ChopChop was named 2013 Publication of the Year by the James Beard Foundation and is endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

ChopChop Family’s mission is to inspire and teach kids to cook and eat real food with their families. ChopChop Family believes that cooking and eating together as a family is a vital step in resolving the obesity and hunger epidemics. 

Sally is the author and co-author of 23 cookbooks, including ChopChop: The Kids Guide to Cooking Real Food with Your Family, The Olives Table (with Chef Todd English), The Fifty Dollar Dinner Party and Souped Up!

She is a contributor to the New York Times’ Motherlode Blog with her Picky Eater Project. She has contributed to Bon Appetit, Food and Wine, The Boston Globe and Cooks Illustrated, among others and previously owned From the Night Kitchen, a café in Brookline Village, Massachusetts.

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Want to skip straight to a hot topic? See time stamps below. But of course, we recommend listening all the way through!

  • 3:58 Meet Sally
  • 5:02 Sally’s journey to healthy eating & ChopChop
  • 10:46 How to empower kids to make their own snacks
  • 15:12 Picky Eater Project
  • 23:27 How to encourage independence & get kids in the kitchen
  • 29:47 Snacks for different age groups
  • 38:50 How to get kids to clean up after themselves
  • 43:20 What does a healthy family mean to you?

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