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S.N.A.C. it up! CEO/Chef, Shiona “Shi” Curry authors S.N.A.C. it up! Cookbook: Shi’s Natural Approach to Cooking to inspire children to make healthy food choices. Shi’s passion for eating healthy ultimately translated into an aspiration for all children to be healthy, while enjoying food that tastes great.

Shi credits her parents’ desire in supplying her siblings and herself with a diet of natural foods, even though she was initially hesitant. However, after adopting positive affirmations into her life, Shi found it easier to make healthy food choices. After making a conscious decision to eat healthy, Shi also began exploring her love for cooking, which stemmed from her fascination as a four-year-old when she would watch cooking shows, and read every cookbook she could get her hands on.

Shi, with the guidance of her supportive parents, began transforming natural foods that are usually considered unappealing to children, such as brussel sprouts and broccoli, and made them “SNACalicious.” Shi then decided to create a platform to educate children on the benefits of eating healthy and thinking good thoughts, i.e. “affirmations,” while remarkably encouraging her peers to take charge of their lives at a young age.

In the S.N.A.C. it up! Cookbook, Shi uses all natural ingredients and spices, and creates delicious gourmet dishes that are easily reproduced, and as such is a great guide to keep children engaged in taking control of their overall health.

Shi also conducts a number of workshops and seminars to engage children with the message of healthy eating and thinking, while highlighting the correlation with childhood obesity and diabetes.

Program titles include: “Think Inside the Lunchbox,” “S.H.A.R.E.W.I.T.H.,” “Sweet Life on S.N.A.C,” and “Toby’s War on S.N.A.C.!” All programs, including the S.N.A.C. it up! School DVD Curriculum, which are designed to address different aspects of health.

To learn more about S.N.A.C. it up!, visit for further information.

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16 thoughts on “12-Year-Old Shiona Curry’s Cooking Book Inspires Children

  1. Smith on said:

    This is remarkable! My 11yr old son is so inspired by this chef. Now that he’s playing football, he always make sure he’s eating healthy foods and using those positive affirmations to stay motivated, and excell when he’s on the field.

  2. Thompson on said:

    Wow,this is an amazing article, to have someone so young to help change a new generation eating and thinking providing alternatives ways to live longer. Go Shipping Curry!!!

  3. This is crazy wonderful! Keep up the good work. This
    can inspire so many children to start their own businesses too. Love it

  4. It’s always a great thing to see kids take active interest on not only on what they pick and choose to eat but to be advocates for healthy eating. This is a good move that should encourage every family to eat better by getting their young ones to get involved in meal planning and food preparation. Keep it up Shi!

  5. Awesome! I love to see our youth taking initiative to make healthy choices and to inspire others to do the same through creativity.

  6. on said:

    Wonderful recipes and easy to make. She inspires me to eat healthier and learn proper nutrition. I can’t wait to see what she does next.

  7. Tania Simpson on said:

    Wow! It’s wonderful that a child would take such an interest in healthy eating and then decide to share it with other families!

  8. D. Strong on said:

    Very motivational for this young woman to turn very unappealing things into something great! This is awesome! Very inspiring for our youth!

  9. Lsette on said:

    This is AMAZING!!! With all of the negativity in the news,
    where is Oprah, Tyler Perry, and Michelle Obama to blow this up? Someone needs to. Great blessing

  10. specialt757 on said:

    Very nice. At 12 y.o. she adopted positive affirmations and made a conscious effort to eat healthy. Interesting. I hope this is a life-long commitment, this way of thinking could change America’s appearance, from fat and unhealthy to slim and healthy.

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