Testimonial Category: Media

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

Advocates want restaurants to stop catering to young diners with kids’ menus.  “With the right encouragement, kids will eat anything,” Gray said.

Family Circle

The [Dinner Party], an in-school program, aims to teach students about nutrition, cooperation, and , most important, about the benefits of family dinnertime. The guests [8th grade students and their parents of the Community Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C.] who attended were most impressed . “Imagine making a six-course meal for 100 people,”…
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The Daily News

The [Dinner Party] program is not about turning students into mini Martha Stewarts. Rather it teaches children – and their parents – to view mealtime as a celebration of family. At a time when some children’s pain is so deep they are turning ot guns, ti’s vital that busy parents spend more time getting to…
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TIME Magazine

The month-long [Dinner Party] program for elementary school teaches students all about throwing a dinner party, including how to invite guests, plan a menu, cook and show good manners…

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

HealthCorps students, including budding chefs from Kingsborough Early College School in Brooklyn, recently competed in the organization’s first annual Teen Iron Chef Competition in collaboration with Family Cook Productions…

Art Culinaire

The best educators are those who not only have an inherent desire to share their knowledge with others, but who do so with such vibrant enthusiasm that their students are enticed to learn, enlarge their world views, and enrich their lives. Lynn Fredericks is such an educator… she is an inspiration to all of us…
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Today’s Dietitian

Raising Fit Kids Starts in the Kitchen Hands-on activities for kids in the kitchen could start a love of cooking and healthy eating that lasts a lifetime. Think back over the last year to the various parents and children you have counseled as a dietician — maybe parents with a picky eater on their hands…

Gourmet Magazine

MISSION POSSIBLE: We pay homage to seven community projects based on the principal that a homeless kid can grow up to become a chef and that good food is everyone’s right. As a single working mother of two, Lynn Fredericks began to feel a disconnect between herself and her children… Read full article

WFSB-TV “Better CT” News Show

Canton Connecticut High School’s Teen Iron Chefs appeared on the this local television program on Thursday, December 31st and presented festive dishes for the holidays that they had prepared in their Teen Iron Chef “Final Battle” at the local Sur La Table for such judges as the local school superintendent and the Farmington Valley Health…
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Positive Impact Magazine

TEEN IRON CHEF: Empowering Today’s Youth The Teen Iron Chef program, developed by FamilyCook Productions in New York City, is a culinary and nutrition skill-building program that opens new horizons for adolescents and food. During seven weeks of two hour, after school sessions, teens learn about garden-to-table… Read full article

FamilyCook Productions Wins Robin Hood Foundation’s FUEL for 50 Challenge