How Your Little Chef Can Help at Thanksgiving

How Your Little Chef Can Help at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving: the national holiday that specifically celebrates mealtime! While we think cooking together is something to celebrate every week, Thanksgiving can be a particularly nice occasion to start the habit of cooking together, or to help little ones master a new skill. Cooking together means making more time to bond, which is a big part […]

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5 Recipes for a Happy, Healthy Halloween!

5 Recipes for a Happy, Healthy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!
While candy might have kids’ attention, there are three whole meals (and plenty of snacks) to eat up before trick-or-treating begins. Cook up some delicious meals that celebrate all things Halloween! Here are a few ideas for getting into the Halloween spirit with healthy, nutritious food.

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September is Family Meals Month!

September is Family Meals Month!

The Kids Cook Monday is proud to partner with the Food Management Institute (FMI) in promoting National Family Meals Month. FMI is on a mission to highlight the role your local grocery store plays in helping you get healthy, family friendly meals on the table each night. But family meals aren’t just about nutrition, they’re also […]

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Chat about Healthy School Lunches This Monday!

Chat about Healthy School Lunches This Monday!

Are your kids back at school? Wondering what to pack in their lunches that’s healthy, delicious and fun? Then join us on Twitter this Monday, September 21st at 5 pm PT/ 8pm ET. We’re teaming up with our friends at Bentgo for a back-to-school Twitter party. We’ll talk about quick and healthy lunch recipes, the benefits of going […]

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Kid Chefs rock the White House with these 10 veggie-packed recipes!

Kid Chefs rock the White House with these 10 veggie-packed recipes!

The White House and Michelle Obama recently held their “Healthy Lunchtime Challenge” contest where nearly 1,000 wholesome recipes were submitted by kids ages 8-12 all over the country. Winners of the contest representing each state, four territories, and the District of Columbia attended a “State Dinner” where The First Lady and President Obama celebrated the […]

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Growing Healthy Habits with Gardening

Growing Healthy Habits with Gardening

This post comes to us from Eluka Moore, one of the creators of Kitchen Club Kids®. Kids are natural gardeners. They love to play in the dirt, explore their surroundings, and are hungry to learn.  Plus, gardening is a healthy hobby that helps parents incorporate fresh fruits and vegetables into their children’s diet more easily. […]

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The Pollan Family Dishes about Family Dinners

The Pollan Family Dishes about Family Dinners

This week’s recipe comes from our friends Corky, Lori, Dana and Tracy Pollan, authors of the new cookbook, The Pollan Family Table. We chatted with the family about why they wrote the book and what’s so important about family meals. The Kids Cook Monday: We love the idea of a family writing a cookbook together. What […]

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Show Off Your Mini Chef to Win a Great Prize Pack!

Show Off Your Mini Chef to Win a Great Prize Pack!

If you love cooking with kids, put your camera lens where your mouth is! We’re partnering with our friends at Tomato Wellness to scout out adorable pictures of kids cooking and give away three awesome prize packs. To enter, just snap a picture of your kids helping out in the kitchen and post it to Instagram, […]

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Join the Food Revolution and Bring The Kids Cook Monday to Your School!

Join the Food Revolution and Bring The Kids Cook Monday to Your School!

Worldwide, there are more than 42 million children under the age of five who are overweight or obese. -Jamie Oliver We help families adopt the healthy habits of cooking with kids and regular family dinners here at The Kids Cook Monday for many reasons, but one of the most important ones is because these habits can help parents […]

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Join our Fun & Fruity Foods for Summer Twitter Chat!

Join our Fun & Fruity Foods for Summer Twitter Chat!

This Monday, May 18th at 5 pm PT/ 8pm ET, we’re teaming up with the National Processed Raspberry Council and Nourish RDs for a fun and fruity Twitter party! With summer on the horizon, we’ll chat about fun and fruity foods your family can cook together to help your beat the heat. Plus, don’t miss fabulous raspberry-red kitchen prize packs […]

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Nutritionist and Mom Ellie Krieger Dishes about Family Meals

Nutritionist and Mom Ellie Krieger Dishes about Family Meals

We’re big fans of Ellie Krieger, a nutritionist, cookbook author, media star and most importantly, mother who is a big advocate of cooking with kids and regular family meals. In honor of Mother’s Day, we sat down with her to talk all things family meals and hear her top tips for getting your kids excited to […]

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New E-Cookbook Available from The US Potato Board!

New E-Cookbook Available from The US Potato Board!

When it comes to key ingredients of a good, home-cooked family meal, you can’t beat potatoes! Whether they’re mashed, roasted or grilled, everyone’s happy when potatoes are on the table. Plus, they’re a nutritious source of potassium, vitamin C, fiber and iron. That’s why The Kids Cook Monday is happy to debut a new, family-friendly cookbook […]

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Listen to The Kids Cook Monday on Cool Kids Cook!

Listen to The Kids Cook Monday on Cool Kids Cook!

This week, famed teen chef and cookbook author Kid Chef Eliana featured The Kids Cook Monday on her weekly radio show, Cool Kids Cook on VoiceAmerica Kids. Kid Chef Eliana chatted with The Kids Cook Monday’s staff dietitian, Diana Rice, about the benefits of cooking together as family and The Kids Cook Monday’s latest initiative […]

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Food Revolution Day is Friday, May 15th!

Food Revolution Day is Friday, May 15th!

The Kids Cook Monday is proud to partner with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day. Last year, we encouraged Kids Cook Monday supporters to join Jamie’s mission to get one million kids cooking his Rainbow Salad Wrap recipe and break the Guinness World Record! This year, Jamie is encouraging everyone to make his Squash It Sandwich […]

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The Kids Cook Monday Comes to Your Local Supermarket!

The Kids Cook Monday Comes to Your Local Supermarket!

Where do healthy, home-cooked meals start? At your local supermarket, of course! Supermarkets across the nation are the most convenient place to pick up the ingredients that you and your family will transform into the star of your family meals. But many grocery retailers are now seeking to become not only the places that sell […]

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Listen to The Kids Cook Monday on Stirring the Pot!

Listen to The Kids Cook Monday on Stirring the Pot!

Earlier this week, radio host Stefanie Sacks interviewed our staff dietitian Diana Rice about cooking and eating together as a family on her radio show, Stirring the Pot. Stefanie and Diana chatted about the history of The Kids Cook Monday, some of the top challenges of regular family meals and what’s next for the campaign. […]

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Developing a Culture of Family Meals at Your School

Developing a Culture of Family Meals at Your School

By Diana K. Rice, RD As a registered dietitian with a special interest in child health, I know that children today face higher odds than ever of growing up to be obese or develop a chronic disease related to diet and lifestyle. Parents and teachers know that it’s critical that we instill today’s youth with healthy […]

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Join Us for a Twitter Chat on Exploring New Fruits & Veggies!

Join Us for a Twitter Chat on Exploring New Fruits & Veggies!

Is your family stuck in an eating rut? Wondering how to get your kids to try new fruits and veggies? National Nutrition Month is the perfect time to start! On Monday, March 2nd at 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST, please join us, along with our friends at the Veg Out Challenge by Recipe for Success […]

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The Kids Cook Monday Goes to School!

The Kids Cook Monday Goes to School!

As Michelle Obama recently said in an interview with Cooking Light magazine: [Family meals are] doable—people just need the training and the education.” So in the spirit of helping parents and kids learn simple, useful and strategies to make family meals a regular healthy habit, The Kids Cook Monday is excited to partner with the PTA of […]

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Join our Twitter Chat on Raising a Tiny Sous Chef!

Join our Twitter Chat on Raising a Tiny Sous Chef!

Kids of ALL ages can learn how to cook! On Monday, January 26th at 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST, please join us, along with our friends at Happy Family and our Social Media Ambassador Jory of the blog teeny tiny foodie for a ‪#‎KCMchat‬ all about getting kids in the kitchen from a young age. We’ll […]

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