Investing in the Future
TABLE has been providing valuable nutrition education to local children since 2010. Prior to 2020, we provided weekly nutrition education programming (SnackChef) at afterschool centers for a full decade, in addition to field trips (TABLE On the Go) to local farms/community gardens and our Camp TABLE program for middle and high schoolers.
Understanding nutrition can help shape the way children view their own eating habits and can impact their overall health and wellness. By encouraging children to try new foods and providing them with the opportunities to test out new recipes or learn basic cooking techniques, we seek to equip children with the tools necessary to make educated choices when it comes to food and nutrition.
We are now piloting and testing a new remote, family-based approach to nutrition education called Chefs@Home.
Chefs@Home is a cooking club for all ages!
Each month, participating families receive a kit with a recipe, ingredients, a cooking tool and an activity for everyone to complete together. The theme of each kit is geared toward exploring cooking, nutrition and how food grows. The first six months had an “Around the World” theme with food from Mexico, Japan, Italy, Native America, Greece, and India! It’s been fun to hear parents’ reactions to the program. One mom even compared the boxes to the “Chopped” TV show!
Our hope for Chefs@Home is that it will be one way for families to try new foods, learn some cooking skills & have fun spending time together.