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Introducing Kids Cook Monday Free Printable Calendars!

We’re excited to share our latest Kids Cook Monday resource, free printable calendars! We hope it will help you keep up the healthy habit of cooking and eating with your family every week. Download out the April calendar below and check back in next month for the May edition!

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Commit to Family Meals this Month with these Expert Tips!

March is National Nutrition Month! To celebrate, we’re doubling down on our focus on the importance of regular family meals. But we know it can be tough to get the whole family around the dinner table for a healthy meal, so we asked some of our favorite nutrition experts what their top tips are for making […]

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Nutrition Professionals Benefit from The Kids Cook Monday

We’re so pleased to be featured in an article in Today’s Dietitian, the leading publication for registered dietitians (RDs). In her article, “Making Mondays Family Night,” author Kathy Hardy explores how RDs can benefit from using The Kids Cook Monday and our free resources. Our friend Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, who previously shared how Monday is […]

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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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Welcome to the New Kids Cook Monday!

Notice anything new around here? We’re excited to announce our brand-new website! Whether you are just learning to cook with your kids or you’re an experienced chef-and-sous-chef team, we hope you’ll find that our new look inspires you get busy in the kitchen tonight! We invite you to poke around and check out the new […]

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Tips for Cooking with Older Kids from Fresh Routes

The Kids Cook Monday is thrilled to announce our partnership with Fresh Routes, a New York City-based company that provides ready-to-cook dinner kits to make home cooking more convenient and fun. Starting August 4th, Fresh Routes will provide a 10% discount to families participating in The Kids Cook Monday online (use code kidscookmonday) and in their pop-up […]

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Four Tools to add Heart to your Kids Cook Monday!

Guest post from Sarah Aadland of Big-Hearted Families – Use your Kids Cook Mondays as a great way to build kindness into your family’s weekly routine. The less you isolate service projects and acts of kindness into their own once-in-a-while calendar slots, the more generosity simply becomes a way of life. The research continues to pour in: kids who develop a strong sense […]

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The US Potato Board Joins The Kids Cook Monday

What comes to mind when you think of potatoes? To be sure, fast food items that require little to no cooking such as French fries and potato chips come to mind, but potatoes also play a strong role in home cooking, whether it’s grandma’s mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving dinner or a tortilla de patatas, one of […]

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How to Stop Feeling Like a Short-Order Cook

Guest post by Amy Height of From the Ground Up Wellness – Cooking for a household of adults and kids with varying preferences – and eating abilities – can be tough. Have you ever felt like a short-order cook, preparing 17 different dishes to please everyone’s tastes? It’s exhausting! There’s value in eating together as a […]

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A Special Offer from Our Friends at The Scramble

A Special Offer from Our Friends at The Scramble Here at The Kids Cook Monday, we know that Monday night is the perfect night for a fun family experience. When we make a healthy choice on a Mondays, such as cooking and eating a healthy family meal, we’re more likely to stick with those choices […]

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Watch Fed Up and Take the 10-Day Sugar-Free Challenge

Here at The Kids Cook Monday, we’re proud to be partnering with the documentary Fed Up, which premieres in theaters on Friday, May 9th. The film explores how processed foods and added sugar play a strong role in the epidemic of childhood obesity. Fed Up’s producers include Katie Couric and Laurie David (author of The Family Dinner and Oscar-winning producer […]

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The Kids Cook Friday with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day

We’re beyond excited to be partnering with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, which is this Friday, May 16th. Jamie’s goal is to get one million kids cooking his special Rainbow Salad Wrap, and that’s a goal we can definitely get behind! Now wait just one minute…Food Revolution Day is a Friday! Not a problem – at The Kids Cook Monday, we’re all […]

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The Simple Action That Helps Children Make Better Food Choices

By Alice Knisley Matthias— What is one simple step to make sure your children will grow up to make smart food choices, get good grades in school, maintain a healthy weight, and be less likely to try drugs? It’s something as simple—and easy to pull off—as making dinner with your children in the kitchen and sitting down to […]

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The Farm-to-Campfire Experience

By Diana K. Rice, RD – As a registered dietitian and staff member of The Kids Cook Monday, I’ve seen firsthand how efforts to involve children in food production and preparation can influence them to make healthy choices. Much of my work involves school-based efforts to teach these skills, but with all of the other academic […]

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Cooking with Super Why! At ShopRite

The Kids Cook Monday teamed up with Produce for Kids, ShopRite and Sprout Network to put on a fun-filled event at a ShopRite store in Morristown, New Jersey. We were thrilled to have such a great turnout! More than 75 kids showed up to learn healthy cooking tips from ShopRite’s registered dietitian Jessica Guarnieri and the store’s culinary instructor, Chef Danny Arturo. […]

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Resolve to Cook With Kids in 2014…Take the Pledge!

Think about what makes holiday meals so special in your home. We’re willing to bet that it’s not ordering takeout or eating on the run that come to mind! More than likely, it’s cooking up a favorite recipe and spending quality time around the family dinner table. As 2014 rolls in, why not resolve to […]

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Meet Super Why at a Kids Cook Monday Event!

Calling all NJ-based preschoolers and parents! If your child is a fan of the show Super Why! on the TV network Sprout you’ll want to stop by the new Village Food Garden Culinary Center at the ShopRite of Greater Morristown, NJ on December 30th for a fun class about healthy cooking and a chance to meet some of Sprout’s most popular […]

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5 Big-Hearted Projects for Little Food Lovers

By Sarah Aadland. Through The Kids Cook Monday, kids are empowered to take ownership of family meal time, experiment with new dishes, and develop a life-long habit of thoughtful dining. This holiday season, feed your little food lover’s spirit and create another life-long tradition: a habit of giving. For the past four years, I’ve worked with […]

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Make Monday Night Family Night With The Kids Cook Monday!

How many times a week does your family sit down to dinner together? We’re talking about meals where everyone actually sits around a table…not the TV. Go ahead and count meals of frozen options and takeout if you must – we’ll wait! If we’re being honest, making family dinner a priority is a struggle for most […]

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On Food Day, Make a Weekly Commitment to Cooking with Kids

Think about your experiences in the kitchen of your childhood home. I’d bet you probably fall into one of two camps. Either your kitchen was the “heart of the home,” a place where family members congregated not just to cook, but to talk, learn, and revel in the comfort of sharing family traditions…or it was […]

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