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Getting Kids to Eat Healthy
Getting Kids to Eat Healthy

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AIR DATE: June 18, 2010

A fresh orange or a chocolate chip cookie... which would you choose? Two local chefs are hoping kids will make the healthier choice. They're part of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" campaign, which is getting kids to eat healthier and exercise. And they're also working with local schools to bring in fresh options. How can kids eat healthier in Southern Nevada? What can parents do? Where should you be buying foods, and what should you be buying? Ask our chefs!

Chefs Christopher Johns and Thomas Trevethan flew to Washington, D.C., in early June to hear First Lady Michelle Obama launch the "Chefs Move to Schools" Program (pictured right).

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Christopher Johns, Exec Chef, SouthPoint, and Chair, Chefs for Kids, Inc.
Thomas Trevethan, Pastry Chef, Paris Las Vegas, and board member, Create A Change Now

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Do you think that parents are over compensating for the lack of healthy foods with vitamins like childrens chewables? Not that vitamins are bad they are definitely an asset to nutrition but they should not be an alternative.
LJ JellisonJun 29, 2010 10:45:45 AM
I whole heartily agree with your guests. Cooking a healthy, fresh meal at home takes minuets but complaining that you don't have enough time takes just as long. It is sad when someone outside of a family takes more of a vested interest in the health and well-being of a child then their own parents do. Kudos to these guys and keep up the good work, we really need it.
Alex PrinceJun 29, 2010 10:39:45 AM
Bravo to these gentlemen! I have two children - 4 and 7 - who love everything from broccoli and brussel sprouts to baked fish and couscous. Three rules I live by:
1. Start them eating right from day one.
2. Kids want to do what their parents do - so be a good example.
3. Treats (even chocolate chip cookies) are ok in moderation.
3. It's never too late to do steps 1 2 and 3!

JessicaJun 29, 2010 10:25:39 AM
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