Kids Who Cook offers fun, hands-on cooking and food preparation classes for children grades K-5. Following kid approved and chef-inspired recipes, students will use healthy, plant-based, and locally sourced food to create their culinary masterpieces. Research shows that children who are engaged in preparing their own snacks and meals are more likely to try different food varieties and combinations, choose healthy alternatives, Have an increased awareness of the nutrition in every day foods and learn the basics of food and snack preparation and sanitation. Each week students will follow a guided chef's presentation to make and eat their own snacks. All food and materials will be provided and students will receive a copy of the recipe to replicate at home. When possible, we use fresh, organic, and locally sourced food items. While many of our dishes are sugar free, gluten free, and nut free, there is a chance that all students may be exposed to any of these items during class. Please contact Eden Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in purchasing an apron for the class.