When kids are immersed in enjoyable activities, they absorb and retain information more effectively. The Kids Food Festival embodies this philosophy of learning through fun with its weekend of family events hosted on February 28th and March 1st at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. Families will cook, dance, laugh, and taste their way to making balanced food choices!
At the Kids Food Festival, presented by The Creative Kitchen, kids engage all five senses through hands-on, food-related activities. The magic of the Festival is rooted in the fact that kids are having so much fun participating in the flavorful activities, they don't realize how much they are learning! Enthusiastic eaters and little epicures alike can attend hands-on cooking classes at the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion, where renowned chefs pass on their recipes, skills, and love for all things culinary to a new generation of learners. The Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt (based on USDA ChooseMyPlate.gov guidelines) is the core educational element of the Festival. Kids bounce between exhibitors and activities to sample tasty, wholesome snacks while learning the importance of achieving balance in their food choices. Families will enjoy live musical performances, a disco dance party, fitness workshops, and more, with each of the activities relaying special messages about healthful eating!
The Kids Food Festival founder and Big Cheese of The Creative Kitchen, Cricket Azima, has passion for providing cooking classes to children in New York City, "The Kids Food Festival is wonderful because it combats the very serious issue of childhood obesity in such a fun and effective way. We are able to promote and support companies that make healthful living delicious, and kids go home from the events excited about the new, better-for-you foods that they embraced," Cricket explains. "Through the Festival we get to reach thousands of families in one weekend, and that in itself is incredible."
General admission to the event is free, and tickets to the hands-on cooking classes in the James Beard Foundation Future Foodies Pavilion can be purchased at http://bit.ly/1xBXSAD.
Visit us at www.kidsfoodfestival.com, on the Kids Food Festival Facebook page, and on Twitter at @KidsFoodFestFun!