Tips to Raising Healthy Kids, Starting in the Kitchen

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By Joy Stephenson-Laws, JD, Founder

The incidence of children with obesity in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Currently about one in five school-aged children (ages 6-19) are obese. In addition, “about one-third of American youth are overweight, a problem closely related to the increase in kids with type 2 diabetes, some as young as 10 years old,” the CDC reports. And the longer children are obese or overweight, the more likely they are to remain so as adults.

We have to change these statistics. And a recent study suggests the place to start is in the kitchen. Continue reading “Tips to Raising Healthy Kids, Starting in the Kitchen”

Maya’s Cooking Show: Sweet Potato Pie

My daughter Maya wants to be a chef when she grows up. She says that she wants to cook healthy food for “all the city.” To encourage this aspiration, I’m helping her learn to cook and trying to capture it along the way. In her first episode, she made roasted Brussels sprouts. In this segment of Maya’s Cooking Show, she makes a sweet potato pie.

Stay tuned for more gripping episodes of Maya’s Cooking Show!

Here’s her first episode in case you missed it.

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