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Kids Can Cook

Here’s another example of how girls at any age can be a Why Not Girl!  I found this interview by the local ABC station in Rochester, NY of an 11-year-old chef who is trying to combat childhood obesity with her online and television cooking show called “Kids Can Cook.”  Haile Thomas is from Tucson, Arizona and she whipping up recipes that she hopes will get other kids interested in eating a wide variety of healthy foods.

Inspired by her mother’s love of cooking and encouragement to help prepare meals when she was just five years old, Haile decided that she wanted to share her cooking adventures with other kids and help promote healthier lifestyles for everyone.  She is now working with the legendary chef Alice Waters to create a healthy kids menu for Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.

Check out this mini Why Not Girl! who is cooking up a storm!

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The Author: Lauren McCabe Herpich

Lauren McCabe Herpich is the founder of Why Not Girl! She recently left her digital marketing position at a Fortune 100 company to take the risk of entrepreneurship and start Why Not Girl!, a website empowering women to try new things, live life as an adventure and say Why Not! Lauren holds a Masters of Integrated Marketing Communication from Northwestern University's Medill School and Bachelors in Journalism and Media Arts from the University of Arizona. A native of New Jersey, Lauren has become quite the nomad living in Tucson, Arizona, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Lauren currently lives in Berkeley, CA with her husband Chris and their beta fish Grappe.

4 comments
skye
skye

I agree with most of the message here, but have some concerns about any foods being deemed "bad" and Haile's reference to burning calories.

Jessie
Jessie

This little girl is officially my HERO!!! So inspirational!!

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Why Not Girl!

Hi Skye - thanks for your comment. Obviously I can't speak for 11-year-old Haile, but as you can see by reading Why Not Girl! and following us on Facebook, I am all about promoting a healthy lifestyle that includes food moderation and exercise.

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Why Not Girl!

And she's in your backyard! Hmmmm ... perhaps a partnership with At First Bite may be in the future???

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