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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Cooking Easy Family Meals on The Better Show

Cooking Easy Family Meals on The Better Show

On Monday December 22nd, our staff RD Diana Rice and helper Jackie shared tips on cooking with kids and making family dinners a regular habit by cooking up two recipes from The Kids Cook Monday’s free Family Dinner Date E-Cookbook on The Better Show, a nationally syndicated morning show. Watch Diana and Jackie cook Mediterranean Inspired Orzo […]

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Watch The Kids Cook Monday on National TV!

Watch The Kids Cook Monday on National TV!

Calling all parents and kids! This Monday, December 22nd, The Kids Cook Monday takes the nation with an appearance on the nationally syndicated morning show television show The Better Show to talk about our latest free resource, The Family Dinner Date E-Cookbook. Visit Better.tv and search for your local station via the “Check Local Listings” feature to find […]

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6 Kid-Friendly Holiday Baking Recipes

6 Kid-Friendly Holiday Baking Recipes

We’re all about cooking family dinners together here at The Kids Cook Monday, but know that the holidays offer another special reason to gather together in the kitchen: holiday baking! The holidays are a great time to talk to kids about the role of treats in their diets and there’s nothing better than making memories […]

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3 Tips to Get Your Family Cooking Together this Thanksgiving

3 Tips to Get Your Family Cooking Together this Thanksgiving

What comes to mind when you think about cooking Thanksgiving dinner? Hopefully, it isn’t slaving over the stove and trying wistfully to prepare multiple dishes at the same time while everyone else in your family enjoys the Thanksgiving Day parade from a comfortable spot on the couch. But if that scenario sounds familiar, or even […]

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5 Ways to Help Your Child Develop a Positive Relationship with Food

5 Ways to Help Your Child Develop a Positive Relationship with Food

This article and recipe were developed by McKenzie Hall, RDN and Lisa Samuel, RDN, consulting dietitians for the National Processed Raspberry Council. Each and everyday, children have the opportunity to improve their health one meal or snack at a time. And while getting your child to eat more fruits and vegetables is certainly a (very) […]

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Join us for a Twitter Party on Monday, October 27th!

Join us for a Twitter Party on Monday, October 27th!

This Monday, October 27th at 5 pm PT/ 8pm ET, we’re teaming up with the National Processed Raspberry Council and Nourish RDs for a fun Twitter party. We’ll chat about cooking with kids, favorite raspberry recipes, and having a healthy Halloween. Plus, don’t miss fabulous raspberry-red kitchen prizes from Kitchen Aid and Le Creuset, including: Raspberry Ice 5-Qt Artisan KitchenAid Stand […]

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The Family Dinner Date Cookbook is Here!

The Family Dinner Date Cookbook is Here!

The Kids Cook Monday aims to help parents with the ongoing dilemma of how to get a healthy meal on the table during busy weeknights. That’s why we’re so excited to announce our latest free resource, The Kids Cook Monday Family Dinner Date E-Cookbook! Each recipe in The Kids Cook Monday Family Dinner Date E-Cookbook […]

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October is National Pasta Month! Try These 3 Tips for Creative Pasta Meals

October is National Pasta Month! Try These 3 Tips for Creative Pasta Meals

What’s not to love about pasta?  For parents, it is quick, easy, inexpensive and delicious.  For kids, pasta is just plain fun!  Plus it’s healthy too — naturally low in sodium and cholesterol-free, it makes the perfect foundation for pairing with good-for-you foods like nutrient-rich vegetables, fiber-filled beans, heart-healthy monounsaturated oils, antioxidant-rich tomato sauce and […]

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Screen Fed Up with Tips from The Kids Cook Monday

Screen Fed Up with Tips from The Kids Cook Monday

In May, the documentary film Fed Up made a splash in theaters nationwide and The Kids Cook Monday was excited to be part of the action. The film explores how diets high in processed and sugary foods instead of home-cooked meals leads to childhood obesity. We participated in the Fed Up Challenge (to go sugar […]

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3 Tips to Reframe How Your Family Thinks about Healthy Eating

3 Tips to Reframe How Your Family Thinks about Healthy Eating

This post comes to us from Elizabeth Borelli, author of this week’s Snappy Spring Rolls. Parents often feel too overwhelmed to prepare healthy meals, and sometimes we just need to prioritize convenience over really good nutrition.  As a parent, I completely get it.  But I also invite you to rethink the notion that healthy eating has […]

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Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, Shares Why Monday Is the Best Day to Teach Your Kids to Cook

Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, Shares Why Monday Is the Best Day to Teach Your Kids to Cook

By Diana K. Rice Registered dietitian-nutritionist Bonnie Taub-Dix is one of the nation’s leading health influencers, sharing her knowledge of enduring healthy habits on a host of national outlets such as the Today Show and US News & World Report‘s “Eat + Run” blog, as well as through her book, Read It Before You Eat […]

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Welcome to the New Kids Cook Monday!

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

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!

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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