ChopChop Magazine for Kids

I subscribe to a fair share of food and nutrition magazines: Vegetarian Times, Eating Well, Prevention, Shape, Fitness, and Nutrition Action Health Letter to name a few. But the other day I received a new nutrition magazine in the mail, ChopChop, and it’s content, pictures, and colors blew me away.


ChopChop is a quarterly food magazine for kids aged 5-12 and their families. ChopChop’s mission is to educate kids to cook and be nutritionally literate, empower them to actively participate as health partners with their families and help establish and support better eating habits for a lifetime of good nutrition. ChopChop’s vision is to reverse and prevent childhood obesity. The non-profit magazine is filled with nutritious, great-tasting, ethnically diverse and inexpensive recipes, as well as interesting and little-known food facts, Q&A’s and games.

ChopChop has a stellar and very active Advisory Board, including big names in healthcare, nutrition and childhood education like Walter Willett, MD, MPH, of Harvard School of Public Health and cookbook author Mollie Katzen.


As soon as I opened ChopChop, I hungrily read every single page of the fall and winter issues. The recipes would make any kid (and parent) happy, the games are fun, the exercise, food, and health tips are interesting, and the photos are bright and cheery. I remember when I was a kid I subscribed to Disney Adventures and Sports Illustrated for Kids magazines. I would have loved to receive ChopChop in the mail every month! This magazine is great for kids who love learning about cooking, growing veggies, and food facts, but also those who may be more “selective eaters” who need some nudging in the kitchen.

You can subscribe to the magazine here for $14.95 or you can win a subscription! ChopChop magazine is offering one of my readers a year subscription to the magazine. Just leave me a comment telling me what magazines you currently get in the mail. I’ll pick a random winner on Thursday.

Disclaimer: I was not paid to promote ChopChop magazine. I received complementary copies in the mail.


  1. Posted January 18, 2011 at 8:51 am | Permalink

    nowadays kids all over the world are obsessed with fast food-i hope this mag will enlighten them to eat healthily.

  2. Amy
    Posted January 18, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    I currently receive Health, Food Network and Women’s Running. ChopChop sounds great for kids!

  3. Kristy Allen
    Posted January 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    I subscribe to Runner’s magazine. But way to stay in shape

  4. Tracy Marander
    Posted January 18, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    We get Smithsonian, National Geographic, National Geographic for Kids, Lego Club, Ranger Rick in the mail, and I buy Cricket at the store.

  5. Posted January 18, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    I subscribe to Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Food Network Magazine, T+L, Budget Travel, Chirp, Highlights for Kids, Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal.

  6. Donna Porter
    Posted January 18, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Permalink

    I currently subscribe to Health, Eating Well, Runners World, Lego Club, and Natural Health. I would LOVE to win a subscription to ChopChop! I have never heard of it!! I have three children (one of which wants to be a “baker” when she grows up). I am also in the process of completing my Nutrition degree!! 🙂 Pick me Pick me!!

  7. Posted January 18, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    We are currently in a lull between subscriptions but this would be perfect. I have a 5 year old who dreams of being a chef some day!

  8. Raychel
    Posted January 18, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    That sounds awesome! My little brother would LOVE it! I currently read Women’s Health and VegNews, in addition to reading daily emails from EatingWell.

  9. Posted January 19, 2011 at 7:24 am | Permalink

    I love this magazine! I have cut back on my subscriptions since I was finding piles of magazines around my house that I swore I would get to when I had some spare time. Well, writing my own cookbook left no spare time! I have been getting Eating Well, Real Simple, Nutrition Action, Environmental Nutrition, Time Magazine, National Geographic (my husband), and KIWI Magazine. Would love to get ChopChop!

  10. Posted January 19, 2011 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    Isn’t Chop Chop the best? I’ve subscribed for my daughter since it started up and I’ve been impressed from the get-go (so don’t throw my name into the ring for the giveaway!). Your list of mags is similar to mine – the only one you list that I don’t get is Veg Times (although I often pick it up at Whole Foods). I get SO many periodicals – Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Food & Wine, a few beauty and even a well-known gossip weekly that’d shock you, I’m sure. Great for keeping current w/health and food trends & topics!

  11. Janel
    Posted January 19, 2011 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Haha those gossip magazines are key for brain candy Sarah! I rely on my gym’s subscription to stay on top of those 😉

  12. Crash Course Cardiologist
    Posted January 20, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    Would LOVE to get ChopChop for my picky-eating kindergartener (you shared some great tips to help him, when we met, by the way)! I currently subscribe to Real Simple, Vegetarian Times, VegNews, Vegetarian Journal, Consumer Reports, Harvard’s Heart Health Letter, and the relentlessly optimistic O Magazine (Oprah).


  13. Jessica Butcher, RD
    Posted January 21, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    ChopChop where have you been!?! What a phenomenal resource for moms, dads, and caregivers across the nation! As a dietitian, I am pleased to find such a credible source of nutrition and wellness advice for families 🙂

    My current magazine line-up includes Women’s Health, Self, Clean Eating, Veg Times, Real Simple, Today’s Dietitian, Today’s Diet & Nutrition, Nutrition Action Newsletter, Redbook… Slightly addicted to keeping up with the foodie trends and would LOVE to add this one to my collection!

    Health & hugs,

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  1. By Dorset Cereals | EatWellWithJanel on January 20, 2011 at 6:06 am

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