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Celebrate World Vegetarian Day With These Meatless Meals

Here at Choices/TeenBeing HQ, we’re all about nutrition. But that doesn’t mean we all eat the same. Some of us are vegan, some of us are paleo, some of us are total carnivores, but we can all agree on one thing: No matter how you choose to eat, getting the right nutrition is vital. Good nutrition means choosing a colorful plate with fruits and vegetable—so no matter how we each choose to get our daily dose of vitamins and minerals, we can all agree on some delicious (and nutritious) recipes—many […]


Meet the Teens Fighting for a More Nutritious Kitchen

The categories for judging range from mis en place to visual presentation to taste. The contestants show off their knife work, expertly chopping a giant cabbage head into mountains of tiny leaves. They arrange basil into a blooming flower atop a plate of steaming risotto, and dollops of a sweet tamarind sauce surround hand-made spicy dumplings. But this isn’t a show on the Food Network or a culinary school presentation– this is Kurt Hahn High School in Brooklyn, New York. And these are Teen Battle Chefs. The Choices/TeenBeing team is […]


The Latest Stats on Food Poisoning—And How to Prevent It

Encouraging teens to try cooking for themselves is a great way to create healthy eating habits. However, before they put on their aprons and head into the kitchen, it’s important to discuss food safety.

Last week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention released its latest report on food poisoning. Read on for this year’s stats and the best tips for keeping your kitchen safe!


Friday Faves: Teen Cooks Up World Record, Teachers Read Tweets About Themselves, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team has rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Here, our Friday Faves:

1. A Rhode Island teen named Ben Perry, 18, is attempting to clock 40 hours in the kitchen to break the Guinness World Record for longest time spent cooking. All of the food he prepares will be donated to those in need. Check out our April issue for a story about the benefits of teen cooking, which includes this delicious veggie mockos (mock tacos) recipe!

What else made this week’s list? Read on to find out!


A Choices Favorite is One of the Coolest Kids of 2013

In each issue of Choices, we try to introduce our readers to teens that will inspire them to follow their dreams and passions. In our February 2013 issue, we introduced you to Georgia, the hearing-impaired teen chef who’s using her passion for cooking to both remember her mother, and to help her father make more healthful decisions. Today, Georgia was featured on HuffPost Live with the “Coolest Kids of 2013”—and we couldn’t agree more with their decision to include her among the coolest. In the interview, Georgia discusses her big […]