Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen is a hands-on program through which children learn about cooking and sound nutrition. Students, ages 7-18, may come to the Food Bank’s test kitchen once weekly for five weeks. Here, they learn how their eating habits affect their health as they prepare simple, nutritious snacks and meals. Topics learned include myplate, “half plate healthy,” proper portions, reading food labels and the importance of exercise.  Students are provided with take-home snacks and recipes to reiterate learned concepts at the end of each class. They also receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. Children may enroll, free of charge, though the Food Bank’s agencies.



Why we love to cook:


“I liked this class because it is fun to cook!”

Coral – 10 years old

“I liked this class because it involves food and health, and my mom encourages me to learn about those things.”
Amber  – 11 years old


“I loved trying new things.”
Rebecca – 12 years old


“My parents were proud of my cooking.”
Gabby – 6 years old


“This has been the best program our students have participated in!”
Alicia – Closing the Gap Site Facilitator


“This is a very beneficial program and I wish all students could participate.”
Andrea – Closing the Gap Site Facilitator


For more information or to enroll your students in Kids in the Kitchen please contact Stephanie Lawson,

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