Children’s Teaching Kitchen to Make Kids Better Today and Healthier Tomorrow
The Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Teaching Kitchen empowers children, their families and employees to select, prepare and taste healthy foods through interactive cooking and nutrition programming. The Children’s Teaching Kitchen curriculum is designed to enhance clinical care by providing experiential learning opportunities while building confidence in the kitchen.
Several classes taught in the Children’s Teaching Kitchen include disease-specific recommendations for children living with chronic illnesses or health conditions, including but not limited to the following:
- Balanced meals and carbohydrate counting education for children with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
- Food preparation education for caretakers of children who are patients of the Feeding Clinic. These children may have difficulty chewing or swallowing certain textures.
- Cooking classes for patients with food allergies and their caregivers.
Cooking class topics include nutrition education on creating a balanced plate, grocery shopping, meal planning, cooking skills and more. The classes also provide simple, quick and tasty recipes that can easily be cooked at home.
We partner with our Strong 4 Life Employee Wellness dietitians to teach healthy cooking demonstrations and hands-on team building classes for the employees of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.