ACFEF Chef & Child Programs

New Monthly Ingredient of the Month Tools

Visit our Ingredient of the Month section for monthly kid-friendly flyers, recipes and activities, highlighting a new ingredient each month. More


Berry Blast PDF

Berry Blast

Kids will learn to love berries and how important fruit is to health and nutrition. The activity showcases strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Download (1.91 MB)

It's Not
Easy Being Green PDF

It’s Not Easy Being Green

Eating greens is a great way to add vegetables to your plate. The following activity will allow the kids to sample three different greens in new, easy to make recipes. Download (1.49 MB)

Rainbow Taste Test
PDF

Rainbow Taste Test

Vegetables and fruits come in all shapes, sizes, and, most importantly, colors. Try eating colorful fruits and veggies including purple, red, orange, green, and yellow. Use the rainbow to guide your eating habits. Download (2.24 MB)

Healthy Food Fair/Community Event

These stations feature healthy vegetables, whole grains, healthy smoothies and container gardening activities and can be used together for a four-hour event, or individually for shorter events.


That’s Fresh -
Kids Cooking Teams [PDF]

That’s Fresh - Kids Cooking Teams

“That’s Fresh - Kids Cooking Teams” is a hands-on, community-based cooking and nutrition education curriculum. It is based on active learning strategies and guided practice designed to provide significant nutrition information, culinary skills, food safety, cultural diversity, team building and self-esteem as they learn about making wise food choices for lifetime of good health.

Hit a Homerun for Nutrition Instructions [PDF]

Hit a Homerun for Nutrition

“Hit a Homerun for Nutrition” is an innovative and fun way to provide interactive nutrition awareness for children. The following activities will help children make wise food choices. During the activity, children will round the bases and “Hit a Homerun for Nutrition” as they sample a healthy breakfast using their scorecard. This 30-minute activity will provide a healthy breakfast, age appropriate nutrition information and prizes for children who complete all bases. Download a step-by-step instructional guide of how to host this event in your community.


Useful Handouts and Recipes

Cooking Matters Kit

Cooking Matters for Chefs and Kids

This easy-to-use guide developed by Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ helps chefs and others with hands-on instructions to help kids develop a love of cooking and give them the skills to make healthy food choices. There are a variety of resources to help engage kids, including tips and advice for planning fun activities, activity instructions, appealing and interactive recipes for kids, and fun handouts that supplement the lessons of each activity. Download the Kit


The Kids Cook Monday The Kids Cook Monday Toolkits

The Kids Cook Monday initiative encourages families to set aside the first night of every week for cooking and eating together as a family. They also provide great toolkits for chefs in the classroom, available for free.