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PHILIP TEW[L, food & Beverage Director
Fighting Childhood Obesity
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their favorite foods made healthy.
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The website also promotes the 5-2-1-
0 winning formula from the American
Academy of Pediatrics, which HAP
f your kids think the only thicken
endorses. The simple message: eat 5
worth eating comes in nuggets, that fruits and vegetables daily, have 2 hours
pizza is a food group and that no
or less screen time (TV, videos and
day is complete without noshing sev-
computer), get 1 hour physical activity
eral treats, join the dub.
a day and consume 0 sweet drinks.
Whether your children are over-
Jewish children are no more immune
weight or not, you know it's important
to obesity than others. In fact, with
for them to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Pesach just round the corner, the pres-
Health Alliance Plan's new online cook- sure to eat up — and not always the
ing video program helps put them on
healthiest foods — is prevalent.
the right track.
"Cooking is such a big part of our
Open to all families across Michigan, heritage Strauss said. "We have been
Cook eKitchen, produced by Baldwin
raised to think about Shabbat and
Publishing, offers dozens of nutritious,
the holidays in terms of foods, and
delicious easy-to-prepare snacks and
kids know that parents will be in the
meals. It's educational, entertaining
kitchen preparing delicious dishes. No
and, importantly, the recipes are for
one wants to give those traditions up,
foods kids like to eat.
but in our regular daily lives, when
Childhood obesity has more than
we're looking for balanced nutrition,
tripled in the past 30 years, accord-
involving kids with cooking healthy
ing to the Centers for Disease Control
foods can make a big difference to their
and Prevention. Overweight children
are more likely to have risk factors for
Susan Greenbaum of Farmington
heart disease, such as high blood pres-
Hills has four children: Gillian, 15, Max,
sure and high cholesterol, and are more 13, and twins Louis and Victoria, who
likely to suffer from conditions such
will be 11 in April. She is passionate
as pre-diabetes. Worse still, Michigan
about cooking with her kids and was
is one of 12 states with an overall inci-
among the first group of moms to test
dence of obesity of 30 percent or more.
"Childhood obesity is threatening
"The recipes are simple, so a novice
the health and well-being of our com-
can use them:' said Greenbaum. "The
munities, and we're excited to introduce program is just a great jumping off
this engaging resource to our young-
point for families to eat more healthy.
est community members:' said Terri
It's particularly good for after-school
Kachadurian, director, HAP Worksite
snacks — if parents aren't at home,
Health and Wellness Programs.
kids can make something healthy that
Amy Strauss, mother of Nate, 17,
doesn't need a huge amount of experi-
and Caroline, 12, is the HAP program
ence and clean up afterward.
coordinator for Cook eKitchen. "I'm
"I actually have the skinniest kids,
a big believer in getting kids in the
but I still want them to eat right and
kitchen to make healthy eating part
have an active lifestyle, and anything
of their daily lives:' she explained. "We
that makes cooking and eating healthy
all struggle to live a well-balanced life,
fun has got to be good." ❑
with good food and plenty of exercise,
and Cook eKitchen is one easy way to
Cook eKitchen is hosted at hap.org/
help kids achieve that and make sure
they're still having fun"
4143 Orchard Lake Road
Orchard Lake, MI 48323
Test family: Susan Greenbaum, center, with Gillian, 15, Louis, almost 11, Max,
13, and Victoria, almost 11, in the kitchen of their Farmington Hills home.