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Kids Cooking for Life
Our program is designed to inspire lifelong healthy cooking and eating habits in children.
We believe that by teaching children the importance of good nutrition as well as the joy and fun of eating food they have prepared with their own hands is one of the most effective ways to address the childhood obesity epidemic as well as the rapidly rising rate of lifestyle diseases such as type 2 diabetes.
Teaching throughout the Bay Area on-site, trained instructors with a wealth of knowledge and experience in nutrition, culinary arts, agriculture and elementary education lead our classes. Children are exposed to all aspects of food preparation and sanitation, learn about where our food comes from, master knife skills, learn to read and understand nutrition labels, and learn about heart health, diabetes prevention and much more.
Kids Cooking for Life's Unique Model
We work to make an impact on children’s lives particularly when they are still developing behaviors they will likely keep for a lifetime. What makes our program unique?
KCL Key Strategies
1) To work with elementary-aged children within the school day. Schools have their choice of either an eight-week course or a one-time cooking and nutrition demonstration. Teaching classes within the school day in partnership with classroom teachers reinforces KCL’s model (see above) and reaches the greatest number of children in an educational setting.
2) To work with children’s hospital programs to support chronic disease prevention for children that have been diagnosed with the early onset of obesity and/or type 2 diabetes
After participating in the KCL program, students have real-world skills they can share with their family and friends.
Research shows that children who are active and eat healthy are:
KCL program evaluation indicates our students:
Mother, Jewish, mostly raw/vegan, teacher, curriculum developer, grant writer, flower essence maker, dual US/Israel citizen, friend, dancer, lover of life.