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Kids a Cookin'

Sandra Procter
Ph.D., R.D., L.D.
Assistant Professor
Extension Specialist

Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health
204 Justin Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-1678 fax

For Educators

Kids a Cookin' and Movin'

An all-inclusive nutrition education and physical activity curriculum in English and Spanish. Each lesson has "live" on-location tours, kid-approved and prepared recipes filmed in the studio, physical activity segments, food safety segments, parent letters, materials and resources for youth and educators.

Kids a Cookin' Logo

Download the logo for use with promotional materials.  This logo (wmf format)  is scalable.  After placing it in your word processing document, you can resize it to the proper size without losing image quality.

Book in a Bag

This program, developed by the Family Nutrition Program at Kansas State University, encourages young children’s interest in food, nutrition and reading in the family or small group setting. For information about fun books with lessons that include recipes, a leader’s guide, and a Parents Page in English or Spanish, go to Book in a Bag.

Kids a Cookin' Cookbook

Kids a Cookin' Recipes - Listed by Volume # for DVDs (PDF)

Kids a Cookin' Tips and Techniques - Listed in Alphabetical Order (PDF)

Kids a Cookin' Tips and Techniques - Listed by Category (PDF)

Kids a Cookin' Equipment Box (PDF)

Month of Menus (PDF)

Fun Links

MyPlate: One size doesn't fit all. MyPlate can help you choose the foods and amounts that are right for you. (USDA)

Food and Nutrition Service

SPARKE - Sports, Play and Active Recreation for Kids:  This site features a collection of exemplary, research-based physical activity programs, including an innovative elementary physical education curriculum. (San Diego State University)

How to Teach Nutrition to Kids:  Offers a free "Feeding Kids Newsletter", helpful nutrition tips and activities, and information on ordering publications. (24 Carrot Press)

Nutrition Explorations:  Resources for parents, teachers and school foodservice personnel. (National Dairy Council)

Yum Yum:  A database of healthy recipes with links to other sites offering over a million recipes. (Myer Media Network)

Become a Team Nutrition School (USDA)

Fight Bac: Keep Food Safe from Bacteria  (Partnership for Food Safety Education)

Henry the Hand: Handwashing Awareness (Endorsed by the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians)

Produce for Better Health

The Cook's Thesaurus:  a cooking encyclopedia with pictures and descriptions (Lori Alden)

Product names on this website are for the information and convenience of the reader.   Such use does not constitute an official endorsement or approval by the United States Department of Agriculture or the Family Nutrition Program of any product or service.