HHC is the whole package that includes health, skill sessions, current units of study and state standards with S.T.E.A.M components, recipe planning, measurement, use of what is growing in our gardens and food safety. The learning opportunities are endless and the kids are just so engaged! Every time I see kids in our hallway they ask when we're going to cook again. I look forward to continuing with this program in the future.

Amy Umberger, Resident Scientist, Magnet Theme Coordinator, Dutch Fork Elementary School

Dutch Fork Elementary is an Environmental Sciences Magnet School whose mission is to develop students who care about the world they live in and express critical thinking through natural curiosity and wonder. The mission of HHC parallels our school efforts. We believe HHC will greatly enhance school programs that have a genuine interest in helping students to use the language and tools of both farmers and chefs in making healthy food choices.

Julius Scott, Principal, Dutch Fork Elementary School

I have been honored and excited to partner my organization Health Made Simple with Healthy Hands Cooking. In 30 years of researching and teaching nutrition, fitness and prevention we have determined that supporting the practical/affordable side of health is what creates real and long-term change. Exercise, mindfulness, sleep, hydration and nutrition should be foundational skills taught to all children. Learning five new healthy recipes can change a family's health picture and help children learn and focus. Healthy Hands Cooking classes teach simple recipes for snacks, smoothies, and meals focused on fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Getting back to the basics will fix the foundational issues that are ruining the health of our children. Together we can turn our sick care world back into a well care world!!!!"

Toni Tickel Branner, Exercise Physiologist, Professional Speaker, Author, Wellness Consultant

For the last two years I've had the incredible pleasure of using the Healthy Hands Cooking curriculum to help over 1,000 children learn how to build a healthy food mindset. The HHC hands-on recipes, informative handouts and activities have, without a doubt, helped my young chefs make healthier and more informed choices regarding what they fuel their bodies with, as well as feeling more confident in the kitchen! Parents are always reaching out to me to thank me for utilizing the nutrition curriculum and for the tasty, easy, and wholesome recipes that their children can now proudly make on their own, thanks to HHC!

Erika Speirs, Professional Member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals

When I was looking to start my own business I knew that I wanted to help people of all ages learn practical nutrition skills. I was drawn to become a Healthy Hands Cooking Certified Instructor because every single lesson contained both hands-on cooking AND has a nutrition and/or health lesson built into the curriculum. It was everything I would have wanted to create myself and even more. I know that no matter what lesson I am teaching or what age group I am working with, I can feel confident that my students are going to learn how to cook a delicious healthy meal/snack and take away knowledge that can help them live healthier lives."

Kati Sarbu, MS, RDN, CDE

As a USC Exercise Science alum, and now a graduate student studying Nutrition, I know the power of a healthy diet. Eating real food is critical to the future health of our nation, and Healthy Hands Cooking is making a huge impact. This company is changing the fate of so many families by teaching kids how to cook real, good, food! I love the work that Healthy Hands Cooking is doing, and I’m so excited to be a part of it, too!

Jade Eleazer, Exercise Science Alum

I discovered Healthy Hands Cooking (HHC) as a student studying Dietetics in college. As a content contributor, HHC gave me the opportunity to utilize and expand my nutrition knowledge, and to prepare and create that competitive edge while applying to dietetic internships to be a Registered Dietitian. HHC provides endless learning opportunities beyond nutrition- and as a wellness professional with experience in various public health and clinical sectors, I feel confident standing behind HHC and its mission.

Arissa Lujano, Cal Poly-SLO Dietetic Intern

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