Kid Kulinaire (Family • Food • Fitness • Fun) is an entertaining and educational website intended to help combat the global childhood obesity epidemic, promote wellness, and enhance family time. Today’s children are bombarded with 10,000* food and beverage advertisements a year. This marketing is often focused directly at our kids, promoting processed foods, unhealthy snacks, energy drinks and the fast food industry, which contribute to poor nutrition, childhood obesity and other health problems.*Facts taken from commercial alert.
According to the National Institute of Health, the number of children who are overweight has doubled over the last twenty years. Obesity in our children is a serious issue with many health and social consequences that often continue into adulthood. Pediatricians and Childhood Obesity Researchers are reporting more frequent cases of type 2 diabetes, asthma and hypertension.
To protect our kids, we intend to fight the problem through education, by utilizing our kids’ favorite forms of entertainment, the web and the cartoon character. Kid Kulinaire’s cast of characters is featured in nutrition, culinary, and fitness lessons, in a variety of engaging formats. These lessons teach how to make healthier choices as individuals and as a family.
Kid Kulinaire will show how to prepare simple and healthy meals at home. Our programs also have segments covering: fitness, nutrition, science, math, history, vocabulary and kitchen safety. The latter is so often overlooked despite the dangers both seen and unseen, in kitchens everywhere.
At Kid Kulinaire, parents and children will learn many skills that will lead to a better and healthier lifestyle:
• Better nutrition awareness and portion control
• Harmful effects of eating out of bad habits and not consciously choosing food
• Knowledge of kitchen safety and sanitation
• Independence and confidence within the kitchen environment
• How to work together as a family to buy quality food, prepare and enjoy meals together
• Various fun and entertaining ways to exercise and stay active
• How to be empathetic, respectful and encouraging to others
Your families or child’s progress can be tracked through Kid Kulinaire’s interactive website dashboard. Kid Kulinaire can also recommend meals from a database of simple, healthy recipes that can be easily accessed by family members through the website.
Kid Kulinaire knows that not all families and children have daily access to a web-connected computer or portable device, so weekly and monthly programs will also be available. Future updates will allow for offline access.
Basic access to Kid Kulinaire is free, with or without registration. Additional features, including expanded and exclusive content is available through a nominal subscription fee.