People ask me all the time: “Tiffany, how did you teach your kids to eat healthy when they are surrounded by junk food everywhere they go?”
I’ll be honest. It took me learning to eat properly myself and simply providing a variety of whole foods at each meal.
It also took me quite a few years to figure it out. You see, nobody taught me how to cook. As a child, we ate dinner on TV trays in front of – you guessed it – the TV! As an adult, I could only make your basic tacos and spaghetti. Recipe experiments were a disaster.
Then I had my first of two children and I knew I had to do something different. I was determined to teach them to love family dinners and learn healthy cooking and eating habits. So I taught myself to cook. I loved it so much I went to culinary school and then started teaching the neighborhood kids how to cook through Centennial Community Education. That’s when the idea of The Kids Cooking School was born.
Since I wanted to be able to include students from all walks of life, I created The Kids Cooking School as a nonprofit organization with the mission to teach kids to love cooking with real food. That’s been my guiding light since we opened in 2017.
I’m currently dividing my time between creating awesome summer camps with our newest partner, Oak Hill Montessori, and creating kids cooking classes and challenges on YouTube. If you would like to learn more about our current classes and challenges, you can check out our Active Kids Cooking Classes page.
It is the mission of The Kids Cooking Schooly – and my personal JOY – to give your children the opportunity to develop healthy habits, self-confidence, and a positive attitude through the power of cooking. I can’t wait to see you in class!