|Kids in the Kitchen is a summer and after-school program for kids ages 6 to 15 years that uses USDA's MyPlate. This curriculum encourages young people to eat healthier meals and snacks as a result of hands-on cooking experiences. Youth participants learn to prepare simple, healthy foods they can make for themselves and their family members.|
Kids in the Kitchen contains classroom materials for three age levels:
Level A: 6- to 9-year-olds
Level B: 10- to 12-year-olds
Level C: 13- to 15-year-olds
Levels A and B contain seven lessons that cover topics such as basic cooking skills, good nutrition, healthy food choices, food safety and physical activity.
Level C contains eight lessons that cover the topics found in Levels A and B, as well as a lesson on planning and preparing a complete meal based on USDA's MyPlate.
Each lesson includes kid-friendly handouts such as recipes and tips for how to use kitchen equipment safely.