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
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
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.
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
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
“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
“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 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 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.