Training for Healthy

and Tasty Meals

Nutritious Recipes and Resources for Oklahoma Child Nutrition Programs


Our nutritionally balanced recipes have been created with both schools and child care centers in mind. Families can also create their child’s favorite dishes from school with our modified instructions for home.

Professional Training


Sign up for one of our webinars to continue your professional development in food safety, cycle menu, nutrition, and more.


Videos on food safety, food production, menu planning, and more are available for you to review and implement at your convenience.

In-Person Trainings

Attend an in-person training on important topics for child nutrition professionals or schedule a chef consultation for your school.



Curricula, recipes, and more are available for child nutrition professionals in a school or child care center setting.


Teachers will find various educational resources on nutrition that they can use in their classrooms.


Enjoy our recipes at home with scaled-down portions. You also receive culinary tips from the pros.

What Is Cooking for Kids?

We offer low- to no-cost culinary training for child nutrition professionals. We help schools prepare and serve healthy lunches on a budget – lunches that look and taste good to kids, get student buy-in, decrease plate waste and help your school meet federal guidelines

Impact On Children

COOKING for KIDS is a multi-agency effort aimed at changing the paradigm of child nutrition in Oklahoma. The project includes culinary skill development training, child nutrition leadership training, school-site chef consultations and web-based resources. Trainings and consultation are provided at no cost to the school district or child nutrition personnel.


Child nutrition professionals


School districts


Continuing education hours


Schools have received a chef consultation


Students have increased access to healthier meals


Increase in meals made from almost scratch or scratch in chef consult schools


Increase in use of Smarter Lunchrooms strategies


Increase in consumption of fruit


Increase in consumption of whole-grain rich foods