Kids in the Kitchen

Registration for Kids in the Kitchen is now closed.

In an effort to facilitate positive change in our community and promote family health and nutrition, the Junior League of Nashville joined more than 225 other Junior Leagues across the country by hosting Kids in the Kitchen.  The program, implemented by the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI), was designed to create an impact in our community around the issues of childhood obesity and poor nutrition.

So what is Music City, USA doing to support this initiative?  This year, the Junior League of Nashville was pleased to announce the 6th Annual Kids in the Kitchen event!   Kids in the Kitchen is a free, family friendly outing for kids encouraging healthy foods and exercise by providing hands on activities with our volunteers, local chefs and other local health professionals.

For the previous five years, our volunteers have hosted this health fair-style event for families designed to help combat childhood obesity and poor nutrition.  Kids in the Kitchen focuses on creating awareness and educating families to make healthy lifestyle choices.  Our volunteers and partners provide cooking and exercise demonstrations, teaching children how to make healthy choices in a fun, engaging way.  Each participant receives a goody bag filled with fun items to help them implement what they learn at Kids in the Kitchen.

Upcoming KIK Events

In 2014, we held two events filled with activities designed to encourage 1st-4th graders in the Nashville community to live a healthier lifestyle.  The first on Saturday, January 25  at Martha O’Bryan Community Center and the second was held Saturday, April 5 at St. Luke’s Community Center.

Parents in the Kitchen too?

This year, the Junior League of Nashville included a short program for parents that attended Kids in the Kitchen with their child.  Parents met with a local chef to learn helpful tips for preparing healthy meals and snacks.  The chef gave a brief demonstration and each person participating received a goody bag. 

To learn more about our 2014 Kids in the Kitchen program, please contact