Kids Cooking for Life

Program Type: 
Kitchen Classrooms, Academic Classrooms
Grade Level/Age Group: 
Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, Middle School, High School
Number of Individuals Program Serves: 
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About the Program: 

Mission Statement: 

"Kids Cooking for Life (KCL) creates confident, competent young cooks armed with the knowledge to make healthy food choices for life and share this knowledge with their friends and families."


"Kids Cooking For Life teaches nutrition and inspires lifelong healthy cooking and eating habits through hands-on cooking classes to students from low income communities, with the support of individuals, foundations and full-pay tuitions."


All of the schools and students taught by KCL in Oakland pay no fee. Of the programs and schools in Marin where KCL teaches half of its current classes, 50% pay no fee. Currently therefore, 75% of the classes and programs offered by KCL are donations to the schools, communities and students.


For the last couple of years, KCL in total are reaching just under 1,000 students per year.