Cook with Kids!The Child Nutrition Programs Cook with Kids! online training.
Learn how cooking with children benefits their health and school performance. This training provides four simple steps to plan, prepare, and present a successful cooking activity for your classroom or after school program. Participants will review a cooking event planner, key tips for instruction, and resources to keep students safe while cooking.
- Course Number: 431
- Training Length: 30 minutes
- Certificate: Available at the end of the training
- Target Audience: Teachers, Child Care Providers, Nutrition or Wellness Coordinators, Food Service Directors, and Expanded Learning Program Staff
- Mandatory: No
- Cost: Free
- Date Recorded: February 2018
Begin the Cook with Kids! course
The following lists and handouts are referenced throughout this online course:
- California Department of Education (CDE) Cook with Kids! Cooking Event Planner web page to plan cooking and nutrition education in the classroom.
- NSF International Scrub Club 5 Steps of Handwashing Poster
(PDF) to teach proper hand washing to children. For more classroom activities and handouts, visit the Meet the Scrub Club web page
- Fight BAC! Core Four Practices of Food Safety
(referred to in this course as the Fight Bac! Brochure) to promote food safety and proper food handling. For more free food safety curriculum materials and flyers, visit the Partnership for Food Education Fight BAC web page
- The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Harvest of the Month: Fall Apples (PDF) to explore, taste, and learn more about the importance of eating fresh fruit and vegetables. For more seasonal fruit and vegetable newsletters, visit the CDPH Harvest of the Month web page .
- Crediting: 0.5 hours
- Key Area:
- Training Topic:
Nutrition Education (1200)
- Learning Objective: Plan age or grade appropriate nutrition education activities using U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Team Nutrition materials when possible (1210)
- Training Topic: Nutrition Education (1200)
For more information on crediting, access the USDA web document Professional Standards Learning Objectives (PDF)
The following resources provide additional information and curriculum to support nutrition education programs or events:
- CDE California Nutrition Education Resource Guide for more information on how to plan, implement, and evaluate instructional strategies for a comprehensive nutrition education program.
- CDE Kids Cook Farm-Fresh Food Activity Guide for classroom activities that link academic content standards to the real world through gardens, nutrition, cooking, recycling, and the environment.
- CDE Content Standards web page for defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.
- CDPH Harvest of the Month web page for more opportunities to share fun nutrition facts about fruits and vegetables, easy to cook recipes, and tasting ideas that bring together the classroom, cafeteria, home, and community.
If you have any questions, please contact the California Department of Education Nutrition Services Division by phone at 800-952-5609 or by email at HHFKA@cde.ca.gov.