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Teens and Kids Can Cook Kitchen programmes

Wednesday, September 2, 2015   Posted in: Resources and Information By: Administrator With tags: children, youth, nutrition, healthy food

The Teens or Kids Can Cook Kitchen programmes have visited over 350 schools nationwide and founder Chris Fortune and his team are happy to share their experiences of what they have seen working in connected communities that are vibrant , strong and resilient.

The key word is resilience:

  • are your students, school, community, teachers and parents ready for any future health adversities?
  • what can you do now to maximize your current practices around a healthy community of future learners?

Schools only need to provide smiling teenagers or kids for the programme! Chris Fortune and his team bring everything with them including ingredients, recipes, equipment and resources. They have our own Kitchen benches and only need a 3-metre square place to set up. The team are happy to use Outdoor areas, Schools Halls, Classrooms or Theater areas. They are aslo more than happy to use an on-site kitchen facility if available.

What the Teens or Kids Can Cook Kitchen programmes offer

The Teens or Kids Can Cook Kitchen programmes offer lessons that add value and compliment your current teachings and also programmes that sow seeds. Examples include:

  • Puffery on the Side please: Type 2 Diabetes is the fastest growing disease in the world – why, what and how ? We look at Puffery which serves up an exaggerated image of what is being described and can be found in all energy drinks and processed foods.
  • Supa Foods for your super Teens is a parent afternoon or evening cooking class designed for busy working Mums and Dads. A free cooking class are offered with all school bookings.
  • What’s on your Plate looks at what food choices are grown locally and what is available to  students and their families for consumption, as well as the impact that this has on them, their community and globally.   The focus is on French food and NZ Kai.
  • You are what you eat: While the continued focus is on school or home gardens we add value to what we taught in our first visit with the focus on  sugar and energy into and out of the body, what is starch, what are carbs and how do we get the most out of the foods that we put into our bodies.  The focus is on Italian food as well as Energy Drinks and Type 2 Diabetes.

Visit the Teens Can Cook Programme website for more information

Visit the Kids Can Cook Programme website for more information.

You can also contact Chris Fortune with your questions or queries (021 935 995, info@kidscancookkitchen.org.nz or info[at]teenscancookkitchen.org.nz).

Here's what teachers are saying about the programme:

  • "It was educational, engaging, relevant, high energy, student centred, hands-on and well timed."
  • "Great rapport with students and packed full of excellent educational information about foods."
  • "The students all tried the food and some were surprised to find they liked it!"