The Chefs! toolkit helps you teach children and youth about healthy eating and physical activity while they learn the fun of cooking. CHEFS! can be lead by facilitators with little or no experience, and includes 90–minute sessions designed with children and youth aged 8 to 12 years in mind. Participants older than 12 years may enjoy taking part in the program as a facilitator assistant.
The toolkit provides a fun and interactive way to introduce children to healthy eating, cooking skills, and physical activity. Parents, teachers, youth group leaders, and health care educators will find this toolkit easy to use and filled with “kid-tested and approved” activities. These activities are designed to increase the participants’ knowledge, skills, and self-confidence so that they can make healthier lifestyle choices for a lifetime. The toolkit includes five themes, with two or three sessions in each theme.