My Family Kitchen

Changing Lives, One Home-Cooked Meal at a Time

Sometimes a pot of lentil soup is more than just a pot of lentil soup. For children enrolled in our after-school cooking program, simmering legumes, chickpeas, carrots, and spices can be a transformative experience that starts them on a path to healthier eating. It all begins by learning how to cook, one recipe at a time.

My Family Kitchen is an 8-week program where a small group of children in elementary or middle school learn how to prepare simple, healthy, affordable meals. Hands-on skills, nutrition education, and access to ingredients all matter when it comes to incorporating healthy food at home. So, our cooking program for kids involves all three, including recipes that integrate common items found in local markets and bodegas, such as onions, carrots, and potatoes.

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