As part of Barilla’s “Kids Italian Table” initiative, which includes the launch of the pasta brand’s first line of miniature classic Italian shapes (Piccolini), Barilla has teamed up with children’s book publisher Scholastic to create a custom story and activity book about sharing family meals. Available in the May issue of Scholastic Parent & Child and on, “Mealtime Magic” is filled with kid-friendly activities that capture the imagination of families and make cooking traditional Italian dishes a memorable experience.  “As the world’s number one pasta maker, Barilla is passionate about bringing families together and teaching children to enjoy wholesome meals at an early age,” said Kirk Trofholz, President of Barilla America. “Barilla and Scholastic strive to teach and inspire children to broaden their understanding of the world around them, such as the spirit of authentic Italian cooking.”