Kids in the Kitchen

In an effort to facilitate positive change in our community and promote family health and nutrition, the Junior League of Nashville has joined more than 225 other Junior Leagues across the country to host Kids in the Kitchen events.  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 is pleased to announce the 7th 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 six 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.

KIK Events

In 2015, we held two events filled with activities designed to encourage 1st-4th graders in the Nashville community to live a healthier lifestyle.  The first was held on Saturday, February 28 at 9 a.m. at Rocketship Nashville Northeast Elementary School, 2526 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207, and the second was held Sunday, March 29 from 1-4 p.m. at the Nashville Farmer's Market, 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, 37208.

Parents in the Kitchen too?

This year, the Junior League of Nashville will include a short program for parents attending Kids in the Kitchen with their child.  Parents will meet with a local chef to learn helpful tips for preparing healthy meals and snacks.  The chef will give a brief demonstration and each person participating will receive a goody bag. 

To learn more about our 2015 Kids in the Kitchen program, please contact