Kids in the Kitchen

In February of 2006, Junior Leagues from across four countries implemented an international initiative called Junior Leagues'® Kids in the Kitchen, designed to help communities address the urgent issues surrounding childhood obesity and poor nutrition.

In its first year, more than 200 Junior Leagues participated in the program and provided educational initiatives for children and families in their communities. To date, media coverage has reached over 80 million people with messages about the issues surrounding childhood obesity and the Junior League's initiative.

Junior Leagues' Kids in the Kitchen is an ongoing awareness initiative for the Association of Junior Leagues International Inc.

2016-2017 Kids in the Kitchen Program

Currently, the Kids in the Kitchen Program is working with Oak Park Sol to provide cooking demonstrations in their outdoor kitchen. 

During our monthly events, kids have been learning about the USDA nutrition guidelines MyPlate, preparing healthy snacks, Rethink Your Drink, kitchen safety, good hand hygiene, as well as how to bring food from garden to table.

If you would like to get involved or help with the Kids in the Kitchen program by being a guest chef, donating items, or for more information, please contact Wendy Green.

Thank you to our 2013-14 Kids in the Kitchen Sponsors

The Junior League of Sacramento relies on the community and its members to support the programs we develop. If you would like to become a Sponsor or make a donation to the Kids in the Kitchen Program, we would greatly appreciate your support.

During the 2013-14 year, JLS provided:

  • 360 volunteer hours
  • Services to over 1,000 children 

Thank you to the following past sponsors of the Kids in the Kitchen Program.