OUR SIGNATURE PROGRAM: TEEN BATTLE CHEF
A semester-long nutrition education program that builds culinary and life skills.Discover More
TEACHING KITCHEN MODELS
Hospitals and practitioners with teaching kitchens: We can support you to achieve the best sustained behavior changes for health and weight management.
SCHOOL & COMMUNITY EDUCATORS
Choose the program that’s right for you and become trained to deliver quality culinary programing.Discover More
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.Read More
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.Watch the video
Teen Battle Chef
Follow along as mentors talk about their Teen Battle Chef journeys, from student to teacher.Watch the video
Our Secret Weapon: Recipes
Check out our Instagram to browse the healthful, flavor-packed recipes that power our programs.
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…
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
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, FLMore testimonials
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Teaching kitchen know-how, behavior change for healthy lifestyles & recipes
The Effective Virtual Teaching Kitchen: Why recorded videos fail to support behavior change
In the many rounds of assessing teaching kitchen curriculum for young children, adolescents and families over the past couple decades, our team at FamilyCook have observed that support from other[…]Read more
Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti
Creamy Pumpkin Spaghetti Recipe by FamilyCook Productions “Easy” Prep Time: 10 minutes I Cook Time: 15 minutes I Makes: 4 servings One of the best ways to make eating more[…]Read more
Ginger Pear Crisp
Ginger Pear Crisp Recipe by FamilyCook Productions “Moderate” Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 30 minutes Makes: 12 servings Fruit crisps are always a welcome treat, but the combination of pears[…]Read more
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