Without a doubt, when young people understand how and where their food is produced they will obtain a solid understanding of why healthy eating is necessary.
Participants have a chance to experience:
hands-on in the kitchen, local food,
social interaction, excitement and fun.
As a result, each adolescent will value the food system and environment. Youngsters in the Kitchen produces possibilities for youth to get excited and involved with their community.
All classes incorporate the culinary basics which include: safety in the kitchen, food and cooking equipment handling, basic knife skills, food preparation techniques and confidence in the kitchen.
Class points include: the value of fresh foods, selections of healthy food, understanding food labels, recognizing seasonal food, identifying the origin of foods, culture, history and how food waste affects our environment.
To ensure proper education, participants are equipped with the proper tools: illustrated and guided worksheets, fresh organic fruits and vegetables, personalized Youngsters in the Kitchen Journal, food fact and benefits worksheets, recipe cards, Youngsters in the Kitchen Culinary Kit.
Innovative and entertaining workshop projects are designed to motivate and support children in choosing healthier food.
Providing the next generation with essential, nutritional information will only help with the development of a disciplined mindset—you have control over what you eat.
Nutritional & life skill education holds youth and family members accountable for their dietary intake. Holding yourself accountable not only develops self-discipline but strengthens self-confidence. YK’s mission is to not only to educate students but support parents and guardians upon introducing wholesome foods to their family.