Kids Kitchen is a five-session cooking and skill development program developed by CHEP and the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools. Each session runs one afternoon per week, for five weeks, at each participating elementary school.
Kids Kitchen provides a welcome complement to existing nutrition education in schools, providing a fun, educational experience of healthy cooking and eating. Kids Kitchen has been identified as an example of a best practice in food programming for children.
- To support students in acquiring important life skills: safe food handling skills; kitchen safety; food preparation; and reading and prepare a variety of recipes.
- To support students, some of whom are the major caregivers for their younger siblings, in learning how to cook a variety of nutrious meals.
- To promote health eating.
- To enable students to bring home healthy foods for their families.
Kids Kitchen Resources
- Our program was highlighted in 2010 in Health Canada’s report: Improving Cooking and Food Preparation Skills: A Profile of Promising Practices in Canada and Abroad. Check out the report and highlights of other cooking programs across Canada
- Here is a great video that showcases children teaching other children how to safely use and handle a knife
- Our program teaches and continuously reinforces safe food handling. Click here for some food safety tips.
- Find lots of great resources available online regarding healthy food for kids, including kids’ lunches and snacks
- Children’s Nutrition
- Infant Nutrition
- Kids Kitchens
- Nutrition Positive
- Buffet / Salad Bars
- The Big Crunch
- Community Gardening
- Backyard Gardening Program
- Seniors Stores
- Social Enterprise / Urban Agriculture
- Community Markets
- Community Outreach
- Calendar of Upcoming Events