The April 29 edition of Supermarket News featured an article on ShopRite supermarkets’ partnership with TKCM and its in-store Kids Cook Monday cooking classes.
In late March, ShopRite’s Washington, NJ, location hosted the program’s first free class, in which children aged 4 to 8 prepared Mashed Potato Hills and Greek Salad with the help of retail dietitian Carly Sopko. This inaugural class was such a success, Sopko immediately signed up more than a dozen kids for her next event to be held at the Washington store this month.
More recently, a class at a different ShopRite store drew 34 children and 39 parents, Supermarket News reported. Based on this initial success, ShopRite plans to expand the Kids Cook Monday cooking classes to all its stores at least once a month.
Interviewed in Supermarket News, Melanie Dwornik, retail dietitian supervisor for ShopRite’s parent company Wakefern Food Corp, praised The Kids Cook Monday toolkits and recipes for making it easy to get kids cooking and learning about healthy eating. “We believe that setting children up with healthy behaviors and skills provides them with a strong foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating,” Dworkin said. “The Kids Cook Monday program is a natural fit for what our dietitian team is already doing within the store.”
Of course, you can enjoy your own family cooking event, right in your home. The Kids Cook Monday website offers age-appropriate recipes designed with step-by-step instructions for parents and children.
For families who want more information on how to make Monday family night, download the free Family Toolkit here.