Kids Healthy Cooking
Old Bridge, NJ
Welcome to Just Ask Mom!
After 28 years as a public school speech therapist, it was time for a new adventure. What could be better than combining my two passions, cooking and teaching? My cooking education began at my mother’s side and at a very young age. I was only 4 or 5 when I was given my first cooking task, to tear lettuce for our nightly salad. My mom, or Aunt Mary as she was known to friends and family, could have earned a Ph.d in the Domestic Arts. She knew how to prepare a well-balanced, fresh and economical meal long before anyone ever heard of the Food Pyramid. Even as I started a family of my own, whenever I needed some cooking expertise, all I had to do was, “Just Ask Mom,” hence the name of my company.
As a Healthy Hands Cooking instructor, it is my goal to pass on my passion for healthy cooking and eating to a new generation. Your children will be attracted a variety of fads and whims as they grow but cooking is a skill that lasts for a lifetime. Nothing can compare to the bond that cooking and eating together brings to a family.
Check out this website for a variety of learning options including specialized, age-appropriate classes, season/holiday themed events and birthday parties. I look forward to working with you soon.
“Healthy Kids Today, A Brighter Tomorrow!”
View My Class Descriptions Below!
Preschool Class (Ages 2-5)
Our Lil's Sprouts Preschool Classes are designed specifically for ages 2-5. Don't think your toddler can cook? Think again! We've got fun, age appropriate classes bursting with hands-on activities, healthy concept learning through games, and of course, empowering your little one to create their own special healthy snacks. Classes are theme-based. Contact your instructor for details. (Make it a "MOMMY & ME" class by inviting parents to attend)!
8 Hour Core Cooking Program (Ages 5-8 & 9-13)
This is our core cooking program. Your child will learn how to make healthy snacks, breakfasts, lunches and dinners for him/herself. This is a foundational cooking program for any child aged 5-8 or 9-13 who is looking to help with a family meal or just learn some important kitchen skills and build confidence in the kitchen. This program is usually held for 2 hours a week x 4 weeks. Each child will receive a Certificate of Completion and become eligible to attend additional HHC Advanced Classes (prerequisite).
**Parents are highly encouraged to order either a complete Kids Kitchen Kit, or Kids Workbook with DVD when attending this program. Contact your instructor for details and pricing. *Additional fee will be added to the class instruction fee.
Healthy Lunch Classes (Ages 5-8 & 9-13)
Are you tired of knowing that your child is eating "mystery mush" at the school cafeteria with very little nutritional value and absolutely NO taste? We're changing the game by offering 12 theme-based Healthy Lunch Classes from around the world. Our Bento style lunch classes based on MyPlate nutrition will empower your child to make healthier choices and to prepare their own lunches at home for school. Sample class themes include:
That's Amore! - Italian Inspired Class, Wok This Way - Chinese Inspired Class, Red White & Blue - American Inspired Class, Mexican Fiesta - Southwestern Inspired Class, and so many more. Your Certified Instructor will have all the details including the perfect lunch box tool that will be used in class.
Kids Cooking Camp (Ages 5-8 & 9-13)
Join us for an action packed kids cooking camp that will empower your child with the skills needed to make healthy snacks, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. This is our 8-Hour Core Cooking Program that recognizes your child with a Certificate of Completion. Parents are also highly encouraged to order either a Kids Kits or Kids Workbook when attending this program. Please contact your instructors for details and pricing. *Additional fees apply.
Birthday Party (Ages 5 to 13 - up to 10 kids)
Your child can choose from one of twelve healthy and delicious menus that they will prepare themselves with the help of up to 9 additional party guests. Parents supply the dessert, paper plates, cutlery, drinks and our instructors will do the rest. Age 5 -13.
Whip up more fun with an optional Birthday Kit that includes the following:
-1 HHC Embroidered Chef's Apron
-10 Curious Chef Ice Cream Scoops
-10 Thank You Cards
-10 Healthy Banana Ice Cream Recipes (printed on back of cards
Private Group Classes
Private group classes are available to groups of 5 to 10 participants. Please contact your instructor to arrange a place/day/time and class menu/theme.
Host A Class
Host a class or 8-Hour Core Program, and your child will receive FREE instruction! A great way learn new skills with friends and save money. Contact your Certified Instructor for more details and pricing. Classes are held in the parent's home.
*Used Under License
*DISCLAIMER: All HHC Instructors are self-employed business owners who are licensed to use Healthy Hands Cooking materials in HHC classes. Instructors are not employees of Healthy Hands Cooking. As such, please contact your instructor directly with questions about classes, prices, payments, rescheduling, and refunds. HHC does not collect any class payments and is not responsible for any fees collected, received, or refunded for classes.