NATIONAL KIDS TAKE OVER THE KITCHEN DAY
National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day is observed annually on September 13th.
Kids and teens across the country are called to take over their kitchens! This observance encourages using their favorite recipes to make a meal for their family. (Adult supervision and assistance as required for the younger bakers and chefs in the house!)
The mission of the Young Chefs Academy (YCA) empowers kids and teens to become more actively involved in the kitchen. They encourage children to help in the planning, preparation, and cooking of meals. Another focus of the YCA includes fostering family bonds. As a result of their work, they actively fight the battle against the many serious health and social issues related to youth’s eating habits in today’s time.
When children take an active part in their family mealtimes, they not only learn to eat healthier. Mealtime is a social activity. We learn about each others’ days and take an interest in each others’ lives. Mealtimes are enormously productive when we work together and enjoy together as families.
HOW TO OBSERVE #KidsTakeOverTheKitchenDay
Let the kids cook for a change of pace. Ask children to take part in the cooking activities more often, too. Not only will they learn about cooking and healthy eating, but they will learn about responsibility. They will feel more a part of the family. They might even find joy in the meals they help to provide, too! Try one of these kid-friendly recipes to get your children cooking!
Share your meals with us and use #KidsTakeOverTheKitchenDay to post on social media.
Educators, be sure to visit the National Day Calendar Classroom for ideas on how to celebrate with your students.
NATIONAL KIDS TAKE OVER THE KITCHEN DAY HISTORY
National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day is sponsored by the Young Chefs Academy. Be sure to check out this organization to discover how they encourage children to learn the kitchen!
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