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October 3, 2011

ChopChop Maryland offers healthy recipes

First Lady Katie O’Malley plans to kick off a new campaign today that aims to promote healthy eating in the state by offering easy recipes made with local foods.

She will join Dr. Judith Palfrey, head of Michelle Obama's Let’s Move campaign, and Sally Sampson, founder and president of ChopChop Magazine, to launch ChopChop Maryland.

Every month for a year, recipes will be featured online, at local non-profits and health organization – and can be sent to you via text.

At the event, families will prepare the first featured recipe using ingredients from local farmers and the Government House garden. Cooking lessons will be led by Sampson.

For more information go to the ChopChop Maryland website, and to get the recipes, text CHOPMD to 43186 or for Spanish, text CHOPES to 43186.

Posted by Meredith Cohn at 7:00 AM | | Comments (1)
Categories: Diet and exercise


So, how much is this costing the taxpayers of Maryland. The chopchop site is part of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. It sounds good and all, but private industry and various advocacy groups, such as the American Diabetes Association, already provide healthy recipes and diet and exercise advice. Do we need to have the government involved and spending money on this? I don't th ink so.

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Meredith CohnMeredith Cohn has been a reporter since 1991, covering everything from politics and airlines to the environment and medicine. A runner since junior high and a particular eater for almost as long, she tries to keep up on health and fitness trends. Her aim is to bring you the latest news and information from the local and national medical and wellness communities.

Andrea K. WalkerAndrea K. Walker knows it’s weird to some people, but she has a fascination with fitness, diseases, medicine and other health-related topics. She subscribes to a variety of health and fitness magazines and becomes easily engrossed in the latest research in health and science. An exercise fanatic, she’s probably tried just about every fitness activity there is. Her favorites are running, yoga and kickboxing. So it is probably fitting that she has been assigned to cover the business of healthcare and to become a regular contributor to this blog. Andrea has been at The Sun for nearly 10 years, covering manufacturing, retail , airlines and small and minority business. She looks forward to telling readers about the latest health news.

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