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OUR NUTRITION PROMISE

To teach kids the importance of good nutrition and healthy eating habits. Empower kids to make wise food choices that will last them a lifetime.

 

Nutrition

Our classes will help young children discover and explore culinary creativity while developing cooking skills. 

Children are introduced to: 

  • Kitchen safety

  • Proper food handling

  • Food preparation

  • Etiquette & manners

  • Cooking & baking techniques

  • Table setting

  • Presentation

  • Math, science, & history

  • Basic cognitive subject matters

  • And so much more!

Kids need to know that every food they put into their bodies affects them. K4F takes a fun, integrated, and behavioral approach to teaching children about nutrition. From taking children to the grocery store or farmers market and showing them how to pick fresh fruits and veggies to helping kids taking on larger role such as choosing recipes and making a shopping list, K4F implement ways to make healthy eating fun.   

In teaching nutrition, kids learn that all foods have a place in their diet. We avoid calling foods “good” or “bad.” Instead we label foods as “go,” “slow,” or “whoa.” Kids learn GO is “green light” foods like whole grains and skim milk they should have every day and, SLOW is “slow down” with less healthy foods like waffles and WHOA are foods with the least nutrition, such as pizza, don’t need to be off limits, but kids should stop and think twice before they eat them often.

Weight management is an especially sensitive issue for tweens and teens, and it’s not just a sensitive topic for girls any longer. Boys are increasingly experiencing concern about their weight, muscle mass, and issues surrounding steroid use to bulk up. We at K4F do not focus on solely on weight. We focus on learning good nutrition habits and daily physical activity for healthier lifestyles. It’s not just what kids eat that matters, but how they learn to make wise decisions for a healthier lifestyle.

Sample activities for clients:

  • Kids choose a healthful food of the week;
  • Kids learn about the food’s history, folklore, and culinary uses in various cultures and how to choose the best quality;
  • Plan a meal around the food and shop for it and other ingredients for the meal.