Young Chefs Haile and Nia Thomas Join ZisBoomBah Using Culinary Talent to Take a Bite Out of Childhood Obesity
ZisBoomBah.com, the first kid’s foodie social network, empowers kids to connect and have fun with healthy food
BOULDER, Colo. – February 24, 2012 –ZisBoomBah.com, The First Lady Michelle Obama Let’s Move award winning app, announced today the addition of local Tucson, Arizona kid foodies, Haile and Nia Thomas from Kids Can Cook. Haile and Nia will be encouraging kids to eat healthier with their very own chef pages in ZisBoomBah’s Get Cooking with ZBB Kid Chefs section. The young chefs are inspiring kids to get involved in the kitchen with healthy recipes such as their delicious Black Bean & Corn, Quinoa Salad and their cooking videos.
Trying to instill in children a love for food and cooking is hard for any parent. But fun cooking videos, kid friendly recipes and food stories created by kids for kids is an entirely fresh approach. As peers, the talented kid chefs will inspire kids to take an interest in food and cooking in way adults simply can’t! Better yet, kids can interact with the ZBB Kid Chefs by becoming “ZBB friends” with them; they get to message the kid chefs and share meals with them.
“I believe that if you learn how to cook, you automatically begin to learn more about food and become more interested in knowing about the ingredients that are in your food. It’s always good to couple good eating and cooking habits with a good amount of physical exercise,” says Haile. Haile and Nia join seven other kid foodies on ZisBoomBah.com. The ZisBoomBah kid chefs are from White Bear Lake, MN, New Orleans, Lousiana Dallas, TX and Los Angeles, CA.
“ By encouraging the power of peer to peer learning and influence, ZisBoomBah is changing the way kids are making healthy food and lifestyle choices. ZisBoomBah is thrilled to have the opportunity to build our online community with these bright and talented kid foodies.” expresses Karen Laszlo, founder of ZisBoomBah.com.
ZisBoomBah.com, a free interactive foodie tool for kids and parents, is a quick, fun and actionable way to get families excited about healthy eating. Our kid-friendly growing community offers social networking around healthy kid and family lifestyle issues. Kids are the drivers. We empower kids to create their own healthy meals and engage their parents in healthy lifestyle changes. Parents motivated to make a change will find everything they need at ZisBoomBah from a supportive community to expert advice that addresses a family’s specific needs. ZisBoomBah.com was the grand prize winning website in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Apps for Healthy Kids Campaign.
About Kid Chef Haile
Haile Thomas is the 11-year-old lead host of Kids Can Cook, an online cooking show with Nia, her younger sister. She enjoys being in the kitchen and is particularly adventurous with herbs and seasonings. Haile became interested in cooking at five years old, an interest that was nurtured by her mother who allowed her to help plan and prepare family meals. Haile is also the founder of an online club, the Healthy Girl Adventures Club at www.hgaclub.com, where girls inspire and motivate each other to move, eat healthfully and embrace a balanced and joyful lifestyle.
About Kids Chef Nia
Nia Thomas, is the 7 year old co-host of Kids Can Cook, an online cooking show with her older sister Haile. Nia prides herself on her extensive knowledge of fresh herbs, and is the official “herb girl” on the show. She enjoys assisting her older sister in the kitchen and loves showing other little kids that they too can learn about how to help their families enjoy cooking and eating great meals together.