Statistics show that more than 18 percent of children in America are obese. To curb that number, the Junior League of Lafayette is selling cookbooks with a healthy message.
The cookbook, “Tell Me More,” has been around for decades. Inside there are stories from the past, along with easy and healthy recipes that kids can make with their parents or alone.
All proceeds from the book’s sales go to programs across Acadiana, including Kids in the Kitchen.
Getting kids to eat healthy can seem like a chore at the time, but Val Senegal-Joseph of the Junior League says it doesn’t have to be. She says letting kids get their hands dirty is the best way to keep them interested in healthy eating.
“When kids know how to do this themselves…it makes mom and dad’s life a lot easier,” Senegal-Joseph says. “The kids’ lives are easier because they’re not begging to stop somewhere like McDonald’s. They can feed themselves….delicious and healthy.”
To purchase Tell Me More – or any of the Junior League’s other good cookbooks, click here.