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Kids Kitchen on the Go

Designed for children ages 2 ½ to 5 years old, alongside their caregivers, our weekly Kids Kitchen nutrition education groups aim to keep children and families as healthy as possible. Focusing on healthy food choices for every day, children and their caregivers will learn about nutritious foods and healthy eating habits, and then will engage in a hands-on learning opportunity to prepare a healthful recipe together. Kids Kitchen on the Go will provide families with healthy foods to take home, giving them the tools and resources necessary to prepare healthy foods and develop healthy eating habits.

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Description

Designed for children ages 2 ½ to 5 years old, alongside their caregivers, our weekly Kids Kitchen nutrition education groups are provided at no cost to local families. With a goal to keep children and families as healthy as possible, in these groups children and their caregivers will learn about nutritious foods and healthy eating habits, and then will engage in a hands-on learning opportunity to prepare a healthful recipe together. These groups provide nutrition education AND healthy foods to families, addressing very real food insecurity issues for low-income and rural families, who often struggle to access healthy foods and may lack knowledge of how to use ingredients to prepare healthy meals every day.

By participating in these weekly groups, parents will learn ways to help their children build the skills they will need for a lifetime of health and wellness. Children will learn about nutrition, working in the kitchen, and preparing food, and will also develop fine motor skills and enhanced social and physical development. CHP’s Kids Kitchen on the Go will not only provide families with ingredients and nutrition education while at the weekly group, families will also be provided with healthy ingredients to take home with them. This will provide them with the necessary tools and resources to prepare healthy foods on their own at home, allowing them to follow up on what they’ve learned in a convenient, realistic way. Families will be empowered to develop healthy eating habits, which will put them on a path to a lifetime of health and wellness.

Where Your Donation Goes

Funding is critical to CHP’s ability to offer programs to the area’s most vulnerable families at no cost. Your gift will fund the purchase of healthy foods for families who attend this nutrition class. These foods will not only be used in the cooking lesson, they will also be provided to families to take home. This is a critical component of the program – families will have increased opportunities to follow up on what they’ve learned, with the convenience of not having to make an additional trip to the store, and having been empowered with the tools and resources to prepare healthy foods. Nutrition education AND healthy food will have an immediate positive impact the health and wellness of all the families who attend these groups, and funding is necessary for CHP to be able to provide food at no cost to participating families. A gift of $25 will purchase enough food for 12 families each month to attend Kids Kitchen on the Go, prepare foods together, and leave with additional ingredients to continue along their road to lifelong health and wellness.

Location Information

442 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
United States (US)

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