Right there this week alongside the big names we expect to see winning James Beard Foundation Awards, like Cooking Light, Bon Appetit, and Travel & Leisure, was a little nonprofit magazine based in Watertown called ChopChop, which aims to get kids and parents to cook and eat together more. And what award did its founder walk away with? Only Publication of the Year. “This recognition will help ChopChopKids further our goal of eliminating obesity, by getting kids in the kitchen and making real, healthy food with their families,” Sally Sampson, the founder and president of ChopChopKids and publisher of ChopChop magazine, said in a statement. Sampson, a cookbook author and food writer, has occasionally contributed kid-friendly recipes to the Boston Globe Magazine. And under the category of good timing, Simon & Schuster in August plans to publish the first ChopChop cookbook, with more than 100 recipes for young chefs.

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