Other Articles from Yum-o!

BK Farmyards

April 15, 2010

Brooklyn-based BK Farmyards’ mission is to bring communities together around the dinner table by building a local food network that enhances the health of our culture, our people and our environment. BK Farmyards works with neighborhood residents to transform private yards into farms and also offers neighbors the opportunity to meet each other and celebrate […]


April 1, 2010

ZisBoomBah has created a website to help parents create kid-friendly dinners with the help of their children. Through their free, fun and educational game, Pick Chow!, kids get to enjoy playing with different dinner choices – in order to achieve the highest score possible, they must create a balanced nutritious meal. Once their meal is […]

Naked Nuggets

March 15, 2010

After years of culinary training and opening some of New York City’s most popular restaurants, brothers Eric and Bruce Bromberg realized that cooking tasty, kid-pleasing, and healthful meals for Eric’s three children was their biggest and most important challenge of all. Frustrated by what was available in most supermarkets, these chefs stripped down Eric’s kids’ […]

Outdoor Classrooms

February 28, 2010

In July 2008, Rebecca P. Cohen walked around the schoolyard of her children’s future public elementary school. She and her boys, then 4 and 6, were excited but disappointed when they came to what looked like a once-loved garden. “There were five large garden beds, one for every grade, but the beds were bare,” she […]

Yum-o! Scholarships: Spotlight on Aria Anastasio

February 25, 2010

A core part of Yum-o!’s mission is helping kids reach their food-related career goals by funding culinary school scholarships. Applications for the 2010 scholarships will be due this spring, so be on the lookout for more information!

For some inspiration, we checked in with Aria Anastasio, a 2008 scholarship recipient who attended the French Culinary Institute (FCI). After working at Marisol at the Cliffs in Pismo Beach, CA upon graduation, Aria currently works at the Cass House in Cayucos, CA while setting her sights on her ultimate dream of opening two cake shops, one on each coast!

Food for Kids

February 15, 2010

Chef Joseph Ciminera, host of several nationally syndicated cooking shows, has created Food for Kids, a 7-day meal plan for kids and families and a companion educational DVD. Food for Kids is the result of two years of Chef Ciminera traveling throughout the country and trying out his recipes on real kids, so the final […]


January 31, 2010

The Spriggles book series is a fun way to help children ages 3-8 increase their awareness and knowledge of health, nutrition and exercise. A combination of “spirit” and “giggles,” Spriggles weaves innovative stories with imaginative illustrations and playful rhymes such as “Keep on tryin’, Lion” and “Stay in shape, Ape.” It’s fresh, fun, and unique! […]

Yum-o!’s Director Featured in Culinary Types: Teaching Kids to Appreciate Food

January 24, 2010

Writer T.W. Barritt recently featured Yum-o!’s Director, Andrew Kaplan, in his Culinary Types blog, which chronicles his day-to-day encounters with all things edible and the extraordinary people who grow, prepare, study, celebrate and eat food. In Barritt’s interview with Andrew, he captures the inspiration and vision for Yum-o! and his commitment to the heart of Yum-o!’s mission: getting kids involved in the kitchen…

<i>Cooking’s Cool</i>

January 15, 2010

Mrs. Sheff is a magical teacher who loves to cook with her students each day. She makes her debut in Cooking’s Cool, a unique collection of books designed to teach children that cooking and eating healthy is COOL! Teachers and parents can enjoy reading these delightful tales with their students and children and then cook […]

Yum-o!’s “If You Can…We Can!” Food Drive Makes More than 160,000 Meals

January 15, 2010

For the second year in a row, Yum-o! enlisted the help of the Rachael Ray studio audience to support one of our core work areas: feeding hungry kids and raising awareness about the issue of hunger in America.