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Kids in the Kitchen: SNEB MyPlate e-Catalog
Kids in the Kitchen

Ellen Schuster, University of Missouri Extension

Date Produced:April 2012
  • Curriculum
  • Elementary School (6-8 yrs)
  • Middle School (9-12 yrs)
  • Meal Planning
  • Healthy Eating Tips
  • Food Safety
Description: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.

Ordering Info:Material can be ordered from the website provided.
Web Site:https://extension.missouri.edu/secure/xorder/order.asp?n=N800