The Benefits of Monday Family Dinners – How Bringing "Kids Cook Monday" to your School/Community may Lead to Healthier Outcomes

Healthy Food Choices in Schools May 21, 2018 Print Friendly and PDF



Presented by:

Nara Sandberg, Marketing & Partnerships Coordinator, The Monday Campaigns/The Kids Cook Monday

Cherry Dumaual, PR & Partnerships Director, The Monday Campaigns/The Kids Cook Monday

Through this webinar we will explain The Kids Cook Monday initiative and why it is beneficial to schools and communities. This important initiative focuses on parents and children cooking together to focus on healthy eating and healthy lifestyles. There are many benefits of children and parents preparing meals together, including better health and nutrition, academic skills, and the start of healthy behavior patterns. We will also explain why Monday is the best day to begin this practice, and convey effective ways to implement and maintain The Kids Cook Monday program.

Learning Objectives:
After this webinars attendees will be able to:

  • Understand and explain The Kids Cook Monday program
  • Implement and maintain the Kids Cook Monday program in schools and communities 
  • Explain the benefits of the program to both parents and children
  • Find resources for implementing the Kids Cook Monday program
  • Explain the ‘Monday Effect’ and the benefits associated with it



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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.