Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

As part of the international Kids in the Kitchen project, the Junior League of Kalamazoo provides nutritional education and activities to children, helping them adopt healthy nutritional habits.

We have been fortunate to work with Kalamazoo Communities in Schools, Girls on the Run, Pretty Lake Vacation Camp, The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo, Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan and the YMCA of Greater Kalamazoo.

In working with these organizations, we have developed a program and curriculum designed to help kids understand the importance of taking care of your body, making good food choices and exercising. We stress that you don’t have to give up your favorite foods – just make them fit with a balanced lifestyle and diet! If you are interested in having the Junior League of Kalamazoo bring Kids in the Kitchen to your program or organization, please Contact Us!

History of Kids in the Kitchen

In 2006, the Association of Junior Leagues International and Junior Leagues from across four countries initiated an international grass-roots movement called Junior League’s Kids in the Kitchen, designed to help communities address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition.

This League-wide initiative not only addresses a growing problem facing today’s children, but also honors the Junior League’s long heritage of impact on family nutrition over the past 105 years. As part of our Pretty Lake Vacation Camp efforts, we staff the camp’s carnivals throughout the summer sessions.