My favorite thing about Cooking with Kids is that you get to work as a team to make a meal for everyone in the class.

Saul, age 11Cooking with Kids participant

In September 2016, Cooking with Kids began programming in Rio Arriba county. Currently, 400 Kindergarten through sixth grade students in 2 Española public schools participate in our unique, hands-on food and nutrition education programs.

We are working hard to expand our reach and create sustainable programming in this community. Our goal is to be in every school in Rio Arriba county!

Cooking with Kids is an awesome program. I have seen a positive impact in my own son at home because of Cooking with Kids. He has become more involved in cooking at home and often asks about new foods he has not had interest in before.

6th grade teacherSan Juan Elementary School, Española, NM

See what we’ve been up to! Take a look at our Annual Program Report.

2018-2019 Rio Arriba Participating Schools

  • Abiquiu Elementary School

  • Ohkay Owingeh Community School at Moving Arts Española

  • San Juan Elementary School

Community Collaborators

  • Española Public Schools (EPS)

  • Española Public Schools Student Nutrition Services

  • Moving Arts Española

  • SNAP-Ed New Mexico

  • 21st Century Extended Learning Program

  • Farm to Table New Mexico

  • Museum of International Folk Art

  • New Mexico Department of Healthy, Healthy Kids Healthy Communities

  • New Mexico State University County Extension ICAN

  • University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center