BOOKS: Good Junk Food & Comfort Food Junk food is a pejorative term attributed to Michael Jacobson, director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. He first used it in 1972 to refer to food that is of minimal nutritional value (little protein, vitamins or minerals) and worse, typically high in fat, sugar…Details
The Creative Kitchen founder Cricket Azima drew from personal experience to create a cooking class that allows children with special needs to learn and grow. Cricket Azima believes cooking is an essential skill to teach all children. “My whole perspective…is that kids can learn an endless amount while cooking,” says Azima, a Manhattan mom and…Details
See my latest article on genConnect.com: Your kid will only eat mac & cheese? Your little ones or grandchildren refuse to cook with you in the kitchen? With a growing obesity epidemic threatening our children’s safety and nationwide concerns over the unhealthy foods served in school cafeterias, it’s more important than ever for children to…Details
Tristin & Tyler joined us at the 1st annual Kids Food Festival to learn about making healthy food choices! They also got to cook with me, Cricket Azima, they met Chef Joe Johnson and hung with Reed Alexander from iCarly! SUPER FUN!!
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One of the ways in which Manhattan Youth takes the “community” part of its Downtown Community Center (DCC) literally is by taking inspiration for program ideas from members.
In DCC’s latest program, “Creative Kitchen,” member and creator Cricket Azima will bring cooking classes on baby food to new parents, and introduce cooking to toddlers, as well as special needs children and their families.Details
Tristin and Tyler are twin brothers who love to find ways to save the earth in their series “Tristin and Tyler’s Tales from the City!” They are so excited about the show because they get a chance to share all of their fun adventures with the kids who watch! Tristin and Tyler joined Cricket Azima at…Details
To compile our list of the best budget-friendly cooking tools we combed through the classics, the brand new, and the new-and-improved. If you don’t already have these kitchen essentials, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without them! Some kitchen gadgets remain state-of-the-art for decades—there’s no improving on the rice cooker, for instance. Yet others are continually…Details
What better way to ring in the new year than with the NYSE!? Kids Food Festival is proud to announce the launch of the Kids Food Festival, LLC and the first annual Kids Food Festival taking place on January 21st – 22nd at Citi PondSM at Bryant Park. The Kids Food Festival helps in the fight against childhood…Details
Tired of feeling like you’re force-feeding your child fruits and vegetables? Here are 10 sure-fire tips to get your family eating and enjoying a produce-packed plate. 1. Play with colors From the earth, bright-colored, whole foods are rich in nutrients. For example, mango, beets, bell peppers and kiwi are packed with vitamins and minerals. Ask…Details
Cucina Fresca offers a sophisticated spin on this children’s favorite. Their line of gourmet Mac and Cheese dishes are handmade with egg-less penne, rBST-free milk and a variety of artisan cheeses. From aged white cheddar to rich and tangy gorgonzola and more, Cucina Fresca’s all natural Mac & Cheese dishes are perfect for the whole…Details