74% report sustained
healthy behavior changes

90% report positively influencing family and friends


A semester-long nutrition education program that builds culinary and life skills.

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Hospitals and practitioners with teaching kitchens: We can support you to achieve the best sustained behavior changes for health and weight management.


Choose the program that’s right for you and become trained to deliver quality culinary programing.

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Our Programs Go Deeper

into behavior change

Participants explain why


All FamilyCook programs are field-tested with documented behavior change impacts. During our 20+ years designing and disseminating teaching kitchen programing, FamilyCook Productions has conducted research and program evaluation in collaboration with our many academic partners around the US.

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We bring people of all ages together around delicious, affordable, fresh food to positively impact health & well-being.

Our evidence-based and field-tested curricula has been replicated in over 300 sites across 30+ states, influencing over 310,000 youth and adults nationwide

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Our Programs in Action

FCP programs are available through a license to your organization and require some training.

Willow comes to WIC & Preschools

Learn how Willow inspires both parents & children to become adventurous with veggies.

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Fuel Up with Teen Battle Chef

Free online Zoom cooking classes for kids and teens.

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Teen Battle Chef

Follow along as mentors talk about their Teen Battle Chef journeys, from student to teacher.

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Our Secret Weapon: Recipes

Check out our Instagram to browse the healthful, flavor-packed recipes that power our programs.


Sustained Effects

Does Hands-On Cooking Instruction Before Adulthood Support Healthy Food Behaviors to Become Lifestyle Choices?


of participating youth showed improvements in overall dietary changes


attendance rates and reading/math SAT scores improved…

OVER 50%

positively impacted food behaviors of friends & family

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Praise for FamilyCook

Cooking class has encouraged me to cook more at home because I learned my way around the kitchen and I like cooking – I think it’s nice to cook for others!

Look Who’s Cooking 3rd Grade Student, Samiya

Yakima, WA

My girls (ages 2 and 4) were in your Willow class last week. We have made and served bunny salad almost a half dozen times since then! Ellie went shopping with my husband on Sunday and she INSISTED that he buy kale. Skeptical, he bought it, and the girls made it for us that night. We’ve been gobbling it up ever since. I just had some now! It was supposed to be for lunch, but I couldn’t wait.

Willow Student’s Parent, Laura R.

New York, NY

My students were all smiles the entire day. What a great way to gently nudge students out of their comfort zone and experience ideas, cultures, and cuisines that were once unbeknown to them. I love to see the learning process extend beyond the classroom!

Teen Battle Chef Instructor

Tampa, FL

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Complete the form below or call us at 212-867-3929. FamilyCook Productions | 330 East 43rd Street Ste. 704 | New York, NY 10017