Archive for the ‘How Cool is That?’ Category

Kids Culinary Arts

January 15, 2014

Cooking is fascinating to children. They love the process of adding, stirring and blending ingredients together in order to see something unique develop – something special they have created. The mission of Amherst, New Hampshire-based Kids Culinary Arts is to help children learn why they should eat and how to prepare nourishing food so they […]

New York Botanical Garden Edible Academy

December 31, 2013

For nearly 100 years, The New York Botanical Garden has been a leader in garden-based education for teachers and school children from the Bronx and throughout the New York metro region, as well as the edible gardening headquarters for schools, community groups, urban farmers and home gardeners. In response to growing demand for edible gardening […]

<i>Ingredient</i> Magazine

December 15, 2013

Started in 2010, Ingredient is an indie magazine for kids that believes that kids should be curious about the world they live in and about the hows, whats, whys and whens of the food they put in their bodies. With an editorial board comprised of food writers, parents, teachers and special needs experts, the magazine […]

Fight BAC!® – The Partnership for Food Safety Education

November 30, 2013

Every year, one in six Americans gets sick from dangerous foodborne bacteria. Many of the estimated 128,000 who suffer serious illness requiring hospitalization each year are young children. The Partnership for Food Safety Education’s mission is to end illness and death from foodborne infection in the United States. This nonprofit organization brings together the public […]

Chef David Stample

November 15, 2013

It is rare to meet someone as selfless and dedicated to helping others as Chef David Stample. It is even harder to believe how much he has accomplished at just 25 years of age. As Culinary Director of CREaM (Culinary-Related Entertainment and Marketing), Stample was responsible for coordinating and ensuring the success of three of […]

The Conscious Kitchen and The Good Earth School Lunch Program

October 31, 2013

Based in Marin County, California, The Good Earth grocery store has become an integral part of schools throughout the county through its Good Earth School Lunch Program. The program serves over 4,000 students and teachers each week across fourteen schools, bringing healthy, organic and highly nutritious foods into the schools. The program is based on […]

Chicago Public Schools’ Pathways to Excellence in School Nutrition

October 15, 2013

In 2012-2013, two key advisory groups, one comprised of citywide stakeholders – including Yum-o! Director Andrew Kaplan – and one comprised of parents from across the district, met in collaboration with the Healthy Schools Campaign to provide input to Chicago Public Schools’ school food program. Their work focused on strategies for improving the healthfulness and […]

The Kids Cook Monday

September 30, 2013

The Kids Cook Monday initiative encourages families to set aside the first night of every week for cooking and eating together as a family. The campaign’s website provides examples of family-friendly recipes and video demonstrations and kitchen tasks divided by age group along with toolkits for families and educators – making it easy for families […]

Family Cook Productions

September 15, 2013

FamilyCook Productions is a notprofit organization founded in 1995 that supports communities with culinary/nutrition education programs in a holistic approach to developing healthy family meals. The organization’s mission is to bring people of all ages together around delicious, affordable and fresh food while positively impacting their health and well-being. FamilyCook Productions offers schools, community-based groups, […]


August 31, 2013

The Veggiecation© Program is a culinary-nutrition education program that introduces children to the delicious and nutritious world of vegetables by incorporating unique and kid-friendly vegetable preparations into fun activities and hands-on experiences. The mission of Veggiecation is to promote and educate communities about the health benefits of vegetables and how to prepare them in simple, […]

Children’s Hunger Alliance

August 15, 2013

More than 25% of Ohio households with children reported there was a time in the last year when they were unable to buy enough food. As a result, about 750,000 children in Ohio may not know where their next meal is coming from. Children in food insecure households face elevated risks that negatively impact them […]

Wellness in the Schools

July 30, 2013

Wellness in the Schools (WITS) inspires healthy eating, environmental awareness and fitness as a way of life for kids in public schools. Through meaningful public/private partnerships with school leadership, teachers, chefs, coaches, parents and kids, WITS develops and implements programs that provide healthy foods, healthy environments and opportunities for regular play to help kids learn […]

My Munch Bug

July 15, 2013

Developed by Melanie Potock, a feeding specialist, certified speech language pathologist and national speaker on the topic of picky eating and feeding difficulties, My Munch Bug is the latest resource for new (and not-so-new) parents to learn up-to-date information on feeding techniques that create happy mealtimes for everyone! My Munch Bug keeps it fun! “My […]

Chef Johnny Prep: Clash of the Cooking Crews

June 30, 2013

In southeast Michigan, kids are excited about a new healthy cooking competition, Clash of the Cooking Crews. In the most recent contest, teams from four different middle schools came together to compete and show off the healthy breakfast, lunch and snack recipes they developed during themselves. All recipes were required to meet USDA guidelines and […]

teach. eat. love

June 15, 2013

Since having her daughter, Anne Meyer became passionate about educating her about seasonal ingredients and how to prepare them together. After making one too many runs to the store for “kid food,” she started reading about ways to convince children to try new foods and was inspired to start a blog about her family’s journey […]