VegeCooking Club

After-School Cooking Club

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Imagine your kids:

  • eating more veggies and loving it.
  • learning a vital skill for the future
  • discovering the wonders of cooking, along with math, science and English
  • Experiencing the joys of learning to eat locally and seasonally.
  • learning to grow their own foods and live in a sustainable way!

Mom tell us, one of the toughest challenges is getting kids to eat their veggies...


Thanks so much for your interest in the VegeCooking after-school cooking club but classes aren't quite ready for enrollment.

Our nine-week pilot program filled quickly and had a wait-list!  To avoid your child being wait-listed when classes open, hop on the reminder list to be reminded when enrollment opens, enter your name and email address below and we'll let you know!


The VegeCooking Club is a series of hands-on, after-school cooking classes for kids in the North St. Johns County area. 

This program will arm your kids with the skills they need for a lifetime of health!

According to the Center for Disease Control:

  • One third of our kids is overweight or obese. This is caused by " behaviors that influence excess weight gain include eating high-calorie, low-nutrient foods and beverages, not getting enough physical activity, sedentary activities such as watching television or other screen devices, medication use and sleep routines." (source)  
  • A child who is obese between the ages of 10 and 13 has an 80% chance of becoming an obese adult.
  • This can lead to a life of chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, certain types of cancer and depression
  • In order to reverse this, kids need to eat a wide variety of fresh produce, lean protein, lots of fiber, and decrease the foods containing salt, sugar and solid fats.

Regardless of whether our children are overweight or not, shouldn't they all have the opportunity to learn to eat healthfully, in order to get the vitamins and minerals they need for the best quality of life?

According to a PubMed study from the National Institute for Health, "findings suggest that cooking programs may positively influence children’s food-related preferences, attitudes, and behaviors." (source)

At the end of the day, we're worn out. Sometimes we just don't want to fight our kids to get them to eat healthy foods.  Let us do the work for you! We use a unique mixture of fun and education as a force for long-term, positive change. We love watching kids cheer each other on to be healthier.  

Amanda Fabulous mom!

My son is raving about a salad you made in cooking class at school last Wednesday. He's a very picker eater and was asking for your salad!  


VegeCooking Club - what it includes:

Simple, Delicious Recipes

Keep it simple. We won't create complicated recipes that your kids can't replicate at home.

Hands-On Classes

Completely hands-on. The recipe is made by the kids!

School Standards

VegeCooking incorporates school standards wherever applicable - including science, math and language arts.

"My daughter's New Year's Resolution was to cook more with mom. Your cooking classes were the reason. Thank you!"

- Natalie C (Elementary School Teacher)

Who's Behind The Classes?

Chef Dawn Hutchins

Her creds:

· Over twenty years of experience in
macrobiotics and natural foods

· BS in Sociology (the study of people!) 
from Florida State University

· Certificate in plant-based nutrition
through Cornell and the T. Colin
Campbell Foundation

· Certification in nutritional therapy
with a focus in epigenetics. 

· Over eight years of experience with
severe food allergies.


  • Six four or five-week session opportunities over the course of the school year
  • Featuring Local, Seasonal Produce
  • Grades 3-5 Suggested (2nd graders welcome if they're great listeners and excited about cooking!)
  • At the end of 9 weeks your child will be eating more healthfully!
  • Get a digital copy of each week's recipe to start your child's very own cookbook
  • Fun sheets sent in the weekly email!

What your kids get...

  • A fun, safe and healthy environment
  • Age-appropriate education about food choices, farming, biology and more
  • Hands-on participation
  • The powerful force of peer pressure-put to GOOD use!
  • A simple recipe they can re-create at home
  • A lifetime of health!


Thanks so much for your interest in the VegeCooking after-school cooking club but classes aren't quite ready for enrollment.

To avoid your child being wait-listed, hop on the reminder list to be reminded when enrollment opens, enter your name and email address below and we'll let you know!

FAQ

Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

Why don't you recommend first grade or younger?

How can I contact you with more questions?

My child has lots of food allergies. Can he/she participate?

Where do you get the foods for the classes?

Where can I purchase the kid-safe cooking equipment?

Do you have any summer camps?