Founded in 2010, Healthy Little Cooks started as a way to encourage healthy eating in teens and children. Kimberly Young, founder and CEO, discovered the need to make extreme changes to the way her family ate after her first son was born with a slew of food allergies and intolerances.
Young has taught hands-on healthy cooking classes and nutrition workshops at more than 100 schools and community organizations, directly teaching in-school cooking classes to more than 2,000 children per year. The classes empower kids to participate in cooking at home, educate parents about healthy food choices on a limited budget and encourage schools to use healthy food as an active learning tool.
In 2017, Healthy Little Cooks expects to teach over 10,000 kids how to eat healthily. Young says she believes in cooking with whole foods and using minimal sugar, sodium and saturated fats