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Expose your Kids to a New Ingredient Each Month
By learning to serve the same ingredient in a variety of ways, you allow them to decide how they prefer certain foods.
Get Your Kids Involved & Excited in the Kitchen
Teach your kids the basics of meal preparation, including washing, chopping, peeling & so much more!
Learn Nutritional Benefits Along the Way
KID·SMART·FOOD presents valuable health information using graphics and activities that are reinforced throughout the course.
KID·SMART·FOOD is a unique cooking course, focused on exposure and nutrition. Each month, a new course is released, highlighting a new ingredient in a variety of ways.
Each course contains four modules and the modules contain recipe cards, grocery lists & step-by-step instructions. While the recipes are released at once, we recommend spacing them out week by week to allow you time to get your groceries and prepare for the next module.
We will learn about the benefits of the highlighted ingredient, as well as various ways to prepare the "food of the month."
Finally, you will get a fun worksheet or activity to help reinforce what we have learned each month! The course is nut-free and vegetarian because it was developed for a Montessori environment. If you would like a specific ingredient highlighted, please let us know and we would love to create an a la carte option!Let's get cookin'!
You will discover how to present without pressure.
EXPOSURE Studies have shown that repeated exposures increase the chance of acceptance of that food. The key is repeated opportunities without any pressure to eat the food, plus a safe mealtime environment for your child to explore and learn.
CONSISTENCY Many cooking courses teach a meal and move on or focus on a variety of cuisines, which is also a great exposure method. However, what makes KID·SMART·FOOD unique is that we focus on one ingredient and really present it in a variety of ways for the entirety of that month.
HANDOUTS It's no secret that kids love something they can hold, review, go back and look at again. Not only are our handouts adorable, but they are so informative and the best part is you get to keep them long after the course is over!
NUTRITIONAL ICONS Our printable materials are uniquely coded with various body parts that benefit from the ingredient of the month. These icons used throughout the course in the videos, as well as bonus games help reinforce learning for our young chefs (and their caregivers).
COOKING WITH KIDS Many kids learn better when they can relate to their teachers. This is why our first module each month, I am cooking with my kids and it makes for an effective learning experience when we can discuss real life examples of how certain ingredients can help our bodies and minds.
COACHING CALLS The monthly Q&A sessions will be the true value of this course. You will be able to submit your questions ahead of time (and anonymously, if you wish) and I will address them in our monthly coaching calls. Replays will be available for those who cannot make live sessions.
Ms. Parul is the biggest delight. Her enthusiasm and love for all things food and nutrition are contagious. My daughter absolutely loved her class. She would often come home and tell me that she wanted me to make Brussel sprouts and zucchini pizzas like she made in Ms. Parul's class. Ms. Parul makes eating healthy so much fun and she also offers educational tidbits about the food they’re preparing. For instance, my daughter said that eating brussel sprouts are important because it has Vitamin K if you get hurt and start bleeding, you need vitamin K to stop the bleeding. I was very impressed with that coming from my 4 year old daughter.
SAGUNA P. PARENT
Ms. Parul is the best! She taught me so much about food and eating healthy. She let us make our own food and taught us why healthy foods are good for us. I miss her classes! I miss Ms. Parul!”
SARYN P. STUDENT
I loved that our Montessori offered a nutrition class with Parul! The class allowed my 4 year daughter the opportunity to try new foods that I previously had a challenge getting her to try at home. She also started showing more interest in helping me in kitchen and remaking the recipes that they had made in nutrition class. I remember how excited Sajni was about the “yummy kale salad” that Ms. Parul made. Often our after school car rides were often filled with her telling me about the benefits of certain foods that Ms. Parul had taught them about! Parul has been a constant source of knowledge as I continue to introduce my kids to new foods and snacks!
DHARA V. PARENT
Module 1 each month will always be our longest cooking video and we encourage you to cook along with us! You will also have printable recipe and benefits cards to help guide you.
Module 2 each month will consist of an additional recipe video, with reminders of nutritional benefits, as well as printable recipe cards and nutritional benefits that make it easy to remember what body parts are helped by the ingredient of the month.
Module 3 is another recipe video and recipe card. Module 3 is also about the time we have our monthly coaching calls, so it helps to have at least 2 of the recipes completed, just in case you have questions about the course.
Module 4 is an activity worksheet to help our young chefs review what we have learned about our ingredient of the month. This is a great opportunity to review the beneftis card, as well as present even more recipes that include the ingredient.
Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ 1: How long is the course?
FAQ 2: How many students can take the course?
FAQ 3: What is the cost per month?
FAQ 4: What if I need to cancel my subscription?
FAQ 5: What age group is this course for?
FAQ 6: What if my child has allergies?
FAQ 7: Do I need special supplies or ingredients?
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