Cooks For Kids Season One

Cooks For Kids Season One

 Cooks for Kids is a series of satellite training programs from the National Food Service Management Institute that celebrates the fact that healthful food for children can, and should, be served everywhere.

We believe that children should have access to healthful food and be able to make healthy food choices wherever they are - at home, in school, and out in the community. Reversing the childhood obesity epidemic is a shared responsibility. And we know that schools cannot accomplish these goals alone. It will take the commitment of parents, the foodservice industry, the media, and schools working together to reverse the childhood obesity trend.

Cooks for Kids is a forum to demonstrate how we can work together. In Season One, each episode focuses on healthful food and cooking techniques not only at school but also in restaurants and at home. This integrated look at our children's total food experience is what makes Cooks for Kids unique.

All nine episodes are available in Flash and Windows Media Video versions. They can be viewed online in streaming video and downloaded and saved to your computer. Appropriate handouts for each episode are also available for free download.

Season One - Cooks for Kids Brochure
This brochure gives a description and original air date for each of the nine episodes from Season One.
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Episode #1 - Fruits Go Back to School Video Flash Version
Learn the benefits of fruits and how to prepare them in appealing and healthy ways. Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.
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Episode #1 - Fruits Go Back to School Video - Windows Media Video Version
Learn the benefits of fruits and how to prepare them in appealing and healthy ways. Use this Windows Media Video version to download and save to your computer.
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Episode #1 - Fruits Go Back to School Post-Viewing Discussion Guide
Download and print this document to use for discussion about Episode #1.
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Episode #1 - Fruits Go Back to School - Home Connection Handout
Handouts include recipes and nutrition information for Frozen Banana Smoothies, Peachy Breeze Smoothies, and Berry Glaze for Chicken or Fish.
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Episode #1 Fruits Go Back to School - School Connection Handout
Learn to use fruit in menu planning. Culinary techniques for preparing fresh fruits and a recipe for Fruit Pico de Gallo are featured.
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Episode #2 - Perfect Pasta Video Flash Version
Learn how pasta can be healthy and appealing at home, school, and in restaurants. Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.
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Episode #2 Perfect Pasta Video Windows Media Video Version
Learn how pasta can be healthy and appealing at home, school, and in restaurants. Use this WMV version to view online in streaming video.
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Episode #2 Perfect Pasta Post-Viewing Discussion Guide
Download and print this document to use for discussion about this Cooks for Kids episode.
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Episode #2 - Perfect Pasta Home Connection Handout
This document includes nutrition information about pasta and recipes for Powerful Pasta Sauce and Ricotta Gnocchi With Broccoli Sauce.
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Episode #2 Perfect Pasta School Connection Handout
This handout features menu planning and culinary techniques using pasta.
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Episode #3 Hearty Whole Grain Breads Video Flash Version
Whole grain breads can be healthy and appealing. Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.
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Episode #3 Hearty Whole Grain Breads Video Windows Media Video Version
Whole grain breads can be healthy and appealing. Use this WMV version to download and save to your computer.
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Episode #3 Hearty Whole Grain Breads Post-Viewing Discussion Guide
Download and print this guide to generate discussion about Episode #3.
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Episode #3 Hearty Whole Grains Home Connection Handout
Learn how to make whole grains appeal to young eaters. Recipes include Honey Whole Wheat Bread and Mockingbird Bakery Whole Wheat Bread.
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Episode #3 Hearty Whole Grain Breads School Connection Handout
Learn the steps for basic bread making and use the recipe for Whole Wheat Rolls for a healthy bread option.
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Episode #4 Sumptuous Soups Video Flash Version
Soups provide a tasty and healthy addition to any menu. Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.
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Episode #4 Sumptuous Soups Video Windows Media Video Version
Soups provide a tasty and healthy addition to any menu. Use this WMV version to download and save to your computer.
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Episode #4 Sumptuous Soups Pre-Viewing Discussion Guide
Download and print this document for suggestions for optimizing training before viewing Episode #4.
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Episode #4 Sumptuous Soups Post-Viewing Discussion Guide
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Episode #4 Sumptuous Soups Home Connection Handout
Learn the importance of the family table and tips to make the preparation of the family meal easier. Recipes include Grandma Byrd's Saturday Soup and Butternut Squash and Apple Soup.
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Episode #4 Sumptuous Soups School Connection Handout
Learn why and how to integrate soup into the school menu. Key points in preparing soups and recipe for Minestrone are featured.
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Episode #5 Pizzas With Pizzazz Video Flash Version
This Telly-Award winning episode of Cooks for kids features pizza and the ways it can be delicious and nutritious. Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.
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Episode #5 Pizzas with Pizzazz Video Windows Media Video Version
This Telly-Award winning episode of Cooks for kids features pizza and the ways it can be delicious and nutritious. Use this WMV version to download and save to your computer.
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Episode #5 Pizzas With Pizzazz Pre-Viewing Discussion Guide
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Episode #5 Pizzas With Pizzazz Post-Viewing Discussion Guide
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Episode #5 Pizzas with Pizzazz Home Connection Handout
In this Telly Award winning episode, learn suggestions for healthful pizza toppings, pizza from the grill, and pizza crust variations. Recipes include Southwestern Style Pizza, Cilantro Pesto, and Whole Wheat Pizza Dough.
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Episode #5 Pizzas with Pizzazz School Connection Handout
This handout features pizza styles, pizza components and a recipe for Wheat Pizza Crust.
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Episode #6 - Succulent Side Dishes Video Flash Version
Side dishes are a very important part of the menu. Learn how they can be healthy and appetizing. Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.
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Episode #6 - Succulent Side Dishes Video Windows Media Video Version
Side dishes are a very important part of the menu. Learn how they can be healthy and appetizing. Use this WMV version to download and save to your computer.
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Episode #6 Succulent Side Dishes Pre-Viewing Discussion Guide
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Episode #6 Succulent Side Dishes Post-Viewing Discussion Guide
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Episode #6 Succulent Side Dishes Home Connection Handout
Featured items include Cooking with Kids, Safety Tips in the Kitchen, How to Follow a Recipe. Also included are recipes for Burrito Buddy and Savory Succotash.
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Episode #6 Succulent Side Dishes School Connection Handout
Rice and beans make great side dishes. Healthy menu planning practices and culinary techniques for preparing dry beans are featured. Also included is a recipe for Beans al la Charra (Charro Beans)
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Episode #7 Celebrate Breakfast Video Flash Version
Learn how to make the most important meal of the day nutritious and delicious. Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.
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Episode #7 Celebrate Breakfast Video Windows Media Video Version
Learn how to make the most important meal of the day nutritious and delicious. Use this WMV version to download and save to your computer.
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Episode #7 Celebrate Breakfast Resource - NFSMI Best Practice Guide for In-Classroom Breakfast
The purpose of this resource is to guide school nutrition directors who wish to implement in-classroom breakfast programs that are customized for each school within a district, or to assess existing in-classroom breakfast programs in schools.
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Episode #7 Celebrate Breakfast Resource - In-Classroom Breakfast Programs: Best Practices
In an effort to improve student access to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) School Breakfast Program, some school districts are adopting distribution and service models for in-classroom breakfast. The purpose of this study was to determine the best practices of providing an in-classroom breakfast.
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Episode #7 Celebrate Breakfast Pre-Viewing Discussion Guide
Suggestions for optimizing training of Episode #7 are found in this resource.
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Episode #7 Celebrate Breakfast Post-Viewing Discussion Guide
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Episode #7 Celebrate Breakfast Home Connection Handout
This handout includes ways to celebrate breakfast and how to include all food groups for breakfast. Recipes include Howard Helmer’s 40 Second Omelet and White Bean Huevos Rancheros with Adobe Sauce.
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Episode #7 Celebrate Breakfast School Connection Handout
Learn to make school breakfast accessible to your students. Featured recipe is Pumpkin Muffins.
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Episode #8 Spring Salads Video Flash Version
Salads are a terrific way to add fresh fruits and vegetables to a menu. Learn how they can be tasty and healthy as home, school, and restaurant menu items. Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.
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Episode #8 Spring Salads Video Windows Media Video Version
Salads are a terrific way to add fresh fruits and vegetables to a menu. Learn how they can be tasty and healthy as home, school, and restaurant menu items. Use this WMV version to download and save to your computer.
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Episode #8 Spring Salads Pre-Viewing Discussion Guide
Suggestions for optimizing training for Episode #8 can be found in this guide.
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Episode #8 Spring Salads Post-Viewing Discussion Guide
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Episode #8 Spring Salads Home Connection Handout
A variety of tasty vegetables and fruits can be added to salads to add nutrients for improved health. Learn about common varieties of lettuce and greens. Try featured recipes that include: Arugula Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Roasted Beet Salad, and Green and Gold Salad.
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Episode #8 Spring Salads School Connection Handout
This handout features planning practices for healthy school meals using salads and culinary techniques for preparing lettuces and greens. Try out the recipe for Green and Gold Salad Bowl.
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Episode #9 Wrap It Up With Wraps Video Flash Version
Wraps are a fun and convenient way to add nutrition to any meal. Use this Flash version to view online in streaming video.
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Episode #9 Wrap It Up With Wraps Windows Media Video Version
Wraps are a fun and convenient way to add nutrition to any meal. Use this Windows Media Video Version to download and save to your computer.
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Episode #9 Wrap It Up With Wraps Pre-Viewing Discussion Guide
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Episode #9 Wrap It Up With Wraps Post-Viewing Discussion Guide
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Episode #9 Wrap It With Wraps Home Connection Handout
Pick a perfect picnic with wraps. Learn tips to find balance between food and fun. Try these tasty recipes: Black Bean Salad, Shredded Carrot Lettuce Wrap, Mediterranean Wrap and Peanut Butter and Banana Wrap.
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Episode #9 Wrap It Up With Wraps School Connection Handout
Learn easy tips for making wraps and try the recipe for Turkey with Cheese Wrap to liven up the school lunch menu.
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