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Twitter is an excellent resource for the Sandwich Generation as there are frequently useful articles for those caring for elderly parents, as well as all of us Granny Nannies and Pappies, not to mention our never-aging Baby Boomers Generation. If you're not on Twitter, you can get a good flavor for it, along with some great resource links, in my Twitter column on the right. Once in a while, however, I like to have a Twitter Tuesday to spotlight something extra interesting. Today I have a Tweet for our senior parents, ourselves, and most especially our grandkids, as it would be perfect for cooking activities for grandparents and their grandchildren.
Many thanks to @njfamilymag, who is, herself, a great resource – especially if you are in New Jersey. She tweeted, " Knock Knock. Who’s There? ChopChop, the new food magazine for children." Following her link to the ChopChop Facebook site, I read "ChopChop is a quarterly magazine and website packed with nutritious, family-focused, ethnically diverse and price-sensitive recipes—plus food facts, Q&As and games." I also read plenty of raves from various Facebook fans who have already tested some of the recipes and loved them.
I was interested to read that you can't purchase the Chop Chop Magazine in stores but you might spot it in the waiting rooms of pediatricians, children’s hospitals, and youth-based community organizations, as well as at selected schools, farmers markets, and grocery stores. If you don't want to wait to for a visit to one of those to check it out, you'll be happy to hear it is available by subscription, which is for a real live paper magazine subscription that comes to your house in the mailbox – always a thrill for any of our grandkids. It's $3 for one copy or $9.95 for a one-year 4-issue subscription.
My senior mom is a total foodie, as are several of her grandkids and great-grandkids! She also loves to give magazines as grandkids gifts, as they are fun, educational, and provide mail for the grandkids all through the year. In the past, she has favored either a Ranger Rick, Your Big Backyard , or Preschool Playroommagazine subscription. All great educational choices for grandkids, by the way. I am headed downstairs, next, to tell her all about this brand new kids cooking magazine. Guess what those grandkids may be getting this year for Christmas? 🙂 (Shhhhh!)
In the meantime, if you are looking for fun grandkids gifts that will also lead to interesting and educational cooking and healthy food activities for grandparents and grandchildren, you might want to take a peek at ChopChop. Definitely a yummy magazine resource for the Sandwich Generation.