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Kids Cook!

Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.* Kids Cook!® offers every student, in each of our schools 13 hours of hands-on nutrition education which includes, one Welcome Class, teaching sanitation and safety, measurement, and an art project, 4 Hands-on Cooking Classes and three Tasting Classes taught by nutrition educators in collaboration with classroom teachers, educational assistants and parent volunteers. Our hands-on methods increase acceptance of nutritious foods while modeling healthy food choices.

Funding Source
USDA. SNAP-Ed through the New Mexico Human Services Department.
Free Material
SNAP-Ed Toolkit Classification
  • Pilot Tested
SNAP-Ed Connection Comments

* SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.