By Mike DeNardo

CHERRY HILL, NJ (CBS) – A Cherry Hill lawmaker is helping kids to learn about healthy food choices.

“We all tell you that green food is really, really good for you.  If you’re going to choose something, choose green, right?”

Assemblywoman Pam Lampitt — a mom, legislator and trained chef — teaches children about healthy eating, during a session at the new Virtua Hospital in Voorhees.

“I think that children help to drive what people — what parents, guardians — go out and actually shop for.  I think if we start showing them, they’ll go to the grocery store and say, ‘You know what, Mom?  I really want that snap pea instead of that potato chip.'”

Luke Hatch, 8, of Marlton says he’ll try to eat healthier now, and he’s going to try to stay away from things like, “cake, popsicles…”

Lampitt says she was impressed when Luke could identify the herbs she held up, such as basil and rosemary.

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