Each week, volunteers teach children in local after school programs about nutrition, lead fun activities that reinforce the nutrition lesson and teach kids how to make fun and healthy snacks to share with their families. The goal of SnackChef is to introduce children to healthy foods, encourage them to try new foods and empower them to make smart food choices to foster lifelong healthy eating habits.
Following the Watch One, Do One, Teach One Model, volunteers encourage kids to 1) watch them make the snack, 2) do it (make the snack themselves) and, 3) teach a family member or friend how to make the snack at home with the ingredients provided.
Some of the snacks the kids make include:
SnackChef runs in partnership with after school programs. Our current partner sites and their sponsors are included below.
Interested in including SnackChef at your after school program? Contact Michelle Perry for more information!