Our programs help youth eat healthier and teach their community to do the same.
Nutrition Education. Cooking Classes. Healthy Food Empowerment.
Kid Ambassador Program
The Kid Ambassador Program is an 8-month nutrition leadership program for students 2nd through 8th grade, and homeschooling organizations. Kid Ambassadors practice culinary skills and host leadership projects at their schools or in their communities. Leadership projects are youth-led and focus on utilizing learned skills to build healthier communities.
Since the start of the program in 2018, Kid Ambassadors have taught over 15,000 of their peers about nutrition, healthy recipes, and the mental, physical, and emotional benefits of healthy eating. The program operates nationally and is supported through volunteers, school facilitators, mentors, and parents.
Students in the program will participate in monthly, 2-3 hour long peer-led activities. These activities will be facilitated by one school staff or PTA member. The program will educate Kid Ambassadors, giving them the tools to incorporate nutrition education and hands-on healthy culinary events, tastings, and demonstrations to compliment or supplement existing school programs.
Boss Kids Cook is creating future leaders through online cooking and nutrition education inspiring them to eat and cook healthier
When kids watch other kids cooking with healthy foods, they are 2.7x’s more likely to make a healthy food choice than watching cooking shows using unhealthy food. Boss Kids Cook (#BossKidsCook) helps kids use their voice to positively impact healthy eating behaviors for youth.
Put your cooking efforts to good use and help your kids or students record a healthy cooking demonstration. Experience and perfection is not necessary (or desired). To be a qualified #BossKidsCook video, all youth must cook alone or with their friends (adults are not allowed). They also must share two nutrition tips or facts and demonstrate how to prepare their recipe.
All kids who sign up get our #BossKidsCook 7-Day Guide to Becoming a Boss in the Kitchen and receive a #BossKidsCook badge.
Every Kid Can Cook Day
Every Kid Can Cook Day is the nations largest annual cooking day of the year. It’s designed to give all kids an opportunity to cook healthy, and delivers food to youth in schools and communities that need food most.
When it Happens
The Thursday before Thanksgiving each year
Every Kid Can Cook Day is hosted at 79 locations throughout the United States. With the support of our partners and sponsors Every Kid Can Cook has delivered ingredients to feed over 6,500 youth in low-income communities and food deserts and has been supported by more than 100 volunteers.
Every Kid Can Cook Day works by empowering schools, after school and community organizations, with with tools to facilitate a simple, fun and flavorful healthy cooking class that does not require expensive kitchen equipment or tools. Recipes are free of the most common food allergies and created to be flavorful and kid-approved.
More Details for 2020 EKCC Day will come soon.
Healthy Little Cooks
Healthy Little Cooks is a nutrition and food education and engagement program that provides healthy cooking classes for youth ages PreK-6th grade and their families.
Virtually online and at 20 schools and community partners throughout Maryland.
EKCC’s community based Healthy Little Cooks program teaches thousands of youth and their parents each year.