Cooking with Kids new and expanded curriculum offers practical ways to engage kids in fun, hands-on experience with healthy foods and is easily adaptable to a variety of educational or group settings. Filled with bilingual (Spanish/English) student activities and take-home recipes, Cooking Lessons are aligned with Common Core State Standards in Language Arts and Mathematics and National Health Education Standards for grades K-1, 2-3, and 4-5.

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Cooking Lessons

Kids love cooking classes!

Hands-on fun experiences with a wide variety of foods increases the likelihood that children (of all ages!) will try and enjoy those foods.

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Free Tasting Lessons

A great way to get started with hands-on nutrition education!

Tastings let children use their senses to discover that fresh fruits and vegetables make delicious snacks. These lessons are easy and require no cooking!

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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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Building a Community of Support

Involve your community’s many stakeholders in building a healthy future!

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School Meals

Cooking with Kids adapted our cooking class recipes for use in school food service kitchens.

Our recipes:

Promote fresh vegetables and fruits in school meals
Are designed for institutional use and are cost effective
Advocate the purchase of local produce and support Farm to School efforts

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