Navigation Links
Parents Can Educate Kids in the Kitchen With Cookbook from Chef Gale Gand and Wheat Foods Council

Cookbook benefits non-profit organization dedicated to influencing

children's eating habits through education

PARKER, Colo., May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of its 35th anniversary, the Wheat Foods Council today unveiled Food for Thought from Parents to Children, an educational cookbook featuring recipes from celebrity chef and mother of three, Chef Gale Gand, and parents across America. The cookbook, available at, showcases wheat-based recipes and addresses the importance of nutrition education for children, emphasizing a parent's role in a child's healthy diet.

A portion of cookbook proceeds benefits Spoons Across America, a not-for-profit organization that works to positively influence the eating habits of children through hands-on education. The cookbook is available for $3.50 and can be purchased online at

"Considering more than 15 percent of children in the United States are obese, we believe parents need to take a more active role in their children's diets in order to instill healthy eating habits," said Marcia Scheideman M.S., R.D., president of the Wheat Foods Council. "This book arms parents with information and guidance that will enable them to communicate with their children about the foods they eat and their ability to affect their health."

Food for Thought from Parents to Children features 30 recipes developed by parents throughout America and five exclusive creations from Chef Gand, award-winning pastry chef, cookbook author and Food Network personality. Nutritious, wheat-based recipes, in the categories of breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and desserts, are accompanied by educational facts about the featured foods including nutritional content, portion sizes and food origin. Also included is a guide that parents can use to ensure time spent in the kitchen with their kids is a fun, educational experience.

"Talking to my children about food and nutrition and stocking the kitchen with nutritious options enables my kids to make healthy food choices even when I'm not around to supervise," said Chef Gale Gand. "This cookbook gave me the opportunity to collaborate with parents throughout the country on an educational tool that can make an important difference in our children's lives."

In late 2007, the Wheat Foods Council invited parents to submit recipes for consideration for the cookbook. In February of this year, the Council selected 30 recipes based on the criteria of wheat-based, nutritious, child-friendly and convenient to be featured in the book.

About the Wheat Foods Council

The Wheat Foods Council is a nonprofit organization formed in 1972 to help increase public awareness of grains, complex carbohydrates, and fiber as essential components of a healthful diet. The Council is supported voluntarily by wheat producers, millers, bakers, and related industries.

About Spoons Across America

Spoons Across America(R), the source for children's culinary education, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating children, teachers, and families about the benefits of healthy eating. The organization works to influence the eating habits of children through hands-on education that celebrates the connection to local farmers and the important tradition of sharing meals around the family table.

SOURCE Wheat Foods Council
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. New Web Community Brings Together Parents of Visually Impaired Children
2. VIDEO from Medialink and CIGNA: Hope Binders Help Parents in the Battle Against Life-Threatening Diseases in Children
3. 2008 Childrens Nutrition Survey Reveals Majority of U.S. Parents Unaware of DHA Benefits to Childrens Health
4. Playtex(R) Offers Free Non-BPA Baby Bottles to Parents, Will Stop Using BPA in All Products This Year
5. AAP Encourages Parents to Immunize Their Children
6. Parents stricter with older kids to set example: game theory study
7. New Web Site Offers Tools for Parents
8. Parents Follow Pediatrician Advice on MMR Vaccinations
9. Pediatric Survey Reveals Many Parents Neglect Their Childrens Feet
10. Sleep, baby, sleep: parents behavior has direct impact on children’s slumber
11. Parents follow pediatrician advice on administering MMR vaccinations
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... policy issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at ... on several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned his Bachelors in ... School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at Scripps Green Hospital ... at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity to train in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer from a complex set ... drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid this pain and suffering, ... traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range of emotions, from depression, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Dr. Amanda Cheng, ... treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all areas of orthodontics, including robotic ... osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary adjunct to orthodontic treatment. It ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty ... Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. ... and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... faced the many challenges of the current process. Many of ... option because of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs ... would have to offer it at such a high cost ... to afford it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. ... company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization ... in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical trial (Halt ... its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the trial to ... 2016, and to report top line data from ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations ... Latin America . ... ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: