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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, over 1,000 Kindergarten through sixth grade students in 8 schools in Rio Arriba county participate in our unique, hands-on food and nutrition education programs.

Cooking with Kids has been working hard to expand our reach and create sustainable programming in this community. We are getting close to reaching our goal of being 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

2023-2024 Rio Arriba Participating Schools

  • Abiquiu Elementary School

  • Alcalde Elementary School

  • Chimayo Elementary School

  • Dixon Elementary School

  • ETS Fairview Elementary School

  • Hernandez Elementary School

  • Ohkay Owingeh Community School

  • San Juan Elementary School

  • Tony E. Quintana Elementary School

  • Velarde 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 Health, Healthy Kids Healthy Communities

  • New Mexico State University County Extension ICAN

  • University of New Mexico Prevention Research Center

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