Healthy Hands Cooking is a wellness, training, and support company that certifies cooking instructors so they can run healthy cooking classes, camps, events, in-class lesson plans, and afterschool programs for students of any age. Our instructors often work with Community Partners to bring this vision to life.
To fight obesity and related illnesses by empowering and educating children and families in the critical skill of nutrition and healthy cooking so that they can make informed decisions for a lifetime of wellness. To make a difference by offering educational classes through a network of trained and certified self-employed cooking instructors who enjoy preparing and eating REAL Good Food.
Why Are We So Passionate About This?
Here's a sad and scary fact: This generation of children is NOT expected to outlive their parents!
It's difficult to believe that one in three children is now overweight or obese which is proven to lead to long term disease, poor quality of life and low elf-esteem.
And this fact isn’t something we made up…it isn’t even our own research… it’s official.
That’s right…recently posted by the NY Times…Children's Life Expectancy Being Cut Short by Obesity
In fact, the American Heart Association calls childhood obesity the number one health concern among parents – topping drug abuse and smoking!
So if we decide to do nothing, we are faced with a sadly preventable and worrisome future.
What we’re doing as a nation isn’t working. We now know that fast food and processed food is proven to be very addictive and many of us don’t believe we can stop.
In fact, one of our first cooking students had NO IDEA that mashed potatoes came from potatoes! He thought they could only come from a box!!!
We started using packaged foods, convenience foods, and drive-thrus as our means for a quick meal.
This choice resulted in us relying on the big food industry to provide our food for us. And that means we immediately lose control of the ingredients, how our food is made, and what effects some of these harmful ingredients may have on our bodies.
Recent studies are showing that we now have 2 full generations of families who don’t know how to cook – a lifetime skill that is so very important but is being lost.
So how do we get around these overwhelming facts?
How do we take back our health and our future, and do something that helps solve this problem?
There is an answer, (and that’s exactly what we’re all about)…
Home cooks and wellness advocates just like YOU are teaching kids & adults how to prepare healthy foods for themselves.
We have discovered that we CAN teach young people to make good food choices. We CAN inspire them to love fruits and vegetables. Not by forcing canned peas down their throats, but by showing how delicious healthy food can be.
At Healthy Hands Cooking, our goal is to help you inspire others with simple, healthy lessons and tools. Our team of nutritionists, teachers, and parents will provide you with delicious, fun, and interactive lessons to demonstrate healthy cooking.
To us, nutrition isn't about being perfect. It's about setting ourselves up to win by making lots of small, positive choices.
You don't have to be a culinary master to be healthy. You don't have to eat weird stuff you've never heard of before. You don't have to stop enjoying food. You don't even have to spend a lot of money. But you do need to make one crucial choice: to eat REAL, good, food.
Since 2012, we have helped more than 400 instructors across the United States use our method who now teach 30,000+ kids and families each year to eat Real Good Food.
We invite you to join us and help change the story of health for our generation and their future.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has". - Margaret Mead