To request an Eat Fit CHOP: Kids in the Kitchen Toolkit, please fill out and return this REQUEST FORM.
Eat Fit CHOP: Kids in the Kitchen
Confidence in the kitchen. Learning where our food comes from. Kids taking the initiative to make their own afternoon snacks. These are just a few of the many benefits of Eat Fit CHOP: Kids in the Kitchen.
Designed for kids ages 8-18, Eat Fit CHOP - Cooking Healthy Option + Portions' - provides culinary toolkits, recipes, workbooks and activities to local schools, camps, recreational departments and youth programs. Each series of 8 weekly cooking classes can accommodate up to 20 students for hands-on training, support and encouraging kids as they learn dozens of basic cooking skills. Classes include basic knife skills, sautéing and baking, healthier fast-food and lower sugar sweet treats.
Developed by the nutrition team behind the Ochsner Eat Fit nonprofit restaurant initiative, our mission is to teach kids about cooking, nutrition and all aspects of food literacy, along with fundamental cooking techniques used by top chef's. Plus, kids get access to digital workbooks, recipes and the FREE Eat Fit smartphone app.
Kids learn to make these recipes and more- on their own, and with confidence.
The Eat Fit CHOP: Kids in the Kitchen Toolkits
Since Ochsner staff no longer teaches CHOP as an afterschool program, we have developed the next step of the program that we call, Eat Fit CHOP: Kids in the Kitchen Toolkits. Through community partner discussions, idea-sharing and national nutrition program best-practice research, we developed a mechanism to condense the program into a deliverable, easily replicable kit. Quite literally, Eat Fit CHOP: Kids in the Kitchen translates to all supplies and tools necessary for any organization to teach and facilitate the program is provided in a one large box. Our staff will train an individual at your organization on how to implement, teach and facilitate the program.
Included in each toolkit is enough materials and equipment to cover and 8-week course for 20 students:
- Portable burners and convection ovens
- All supplies, tools, utensils required for every recipe
- Ingredient stipend (If Available)
- Student workbooks and teacher curriculum
To request an Eat Fit CHOP: Kids in the Kitchen Toolkit for your school or community organization, please fill out and return this request form.
For more information please contact Erin Arceneaux at EArceneaux@ochsner.org.