Many of us were fortunate to grow up with parents and grandparents, neighbors and friends who cooked and gardened, sharing with us the value and pleasure of food. Growing, cooking, and eating fresh foods became a cherished part of our lives and having kids prepare those recipes at home builds awareness, appreciation, and knowledge of healthy eating.

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Free Tasting Lessons

Kids love tastings!

Tastings let children use their senses to discover that fresh fruits and vegetables make delicious snacks. Check out our new Seed Tasting!

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We’re very excited to present a series of videos for Cooking with Kids’ hands-on nutrition at home.

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Research & Resources

We’re very excited to be part of ongoing USDA-funded research conducted by Colorado State University. For several years, researchers evaluated the impact on fourth graders participating in Cooking with Kids’ hands-on nutrition education, first in our programs in Santa Fe, and then in a pilot program in Colorado. Findings were recently published in Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and Childhood Obesity.

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Cooking with Kids in the Community

Over 5,000 pre-kindergarten through sixth grade students in thirteen schools participate in our unique, hands-on food and nutrition education programs each year. We are encouraged by the consistent support from public and private sources, Santa Fe Public Schools, and the generosity of the philanthropic community!

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Share Your Cooking with Kids Story!

Parents, children, teachers, volunteers, funders. . . your voices bring Cooking with Kids to life!

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