“When asking children to name some healthy foods I have heard things like chips, hamburgers, apple pie and so on. They think these foods are healthy because the basic part or the original form of the food is healthy.”
Kids don’t realize that food loses its nutritional value by preparing it or cooking it certain ways, she said.
“Obviously, this one cookbook will not make a dent in childhood obesity, but beginning to change what snacks are served at parties can change the mindsets of children and adults,” Ellis said.
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