Junior Cooks Club

Junior Cooks Club is a campaign to promote healthy eating habits among the nation’s children. Through fun, hands-on cooking lessons we want to increase children’s confidence and knowledge, equipping them with life skills for a healthier, happier future.

Junior Cooks Club logoJunior Cooks Club is a collaboration between Cook School and World Cancer Research Fund. We came together through our shared belief that it’s never too early to develop healthy habits, and that good food and nutrition play a vital role in enhancing the life chances of the nation’s children.

Update: pilot funding secured!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve secured funding for a pilot programme. This will take place in the Brent area of London, and we’re aiming to reach 1,000 children.

We’re developing 4 video lessons on how to cook child-friendly dishes, with messaging on healthy eating that teachers and children can follow with ease. All recipes have been checked by World Cancer Research Fund nutritionists. Each child will be given a resource pack to encourage healthy cooking and eating habits at home, which will focus on eating more fruit and vegetables.

The pilot starts in February 2022, and we look forward to reporting back on its positive impact.

Easy, accessible, affordable

Amanda Grant, Cook School co-founder and award-winning food writer and cookbook author, says: “Our partnership with World Cancer Research Fund is a great fit – we’re both totally passionate about educating about good food. It’s so important to eat healthily, but it needs to be easy, accessible and affordable too, otherwise those lessons can easily fall by the wayside.”

> Read the full interview with Amanda Grant from Cook School
> Find recipes suitable for young cooks

How to get involved

To deliver our pilot programme in more areas, we need your help to make it happen.

Are you a business, trust or foundation interested in funding our Junior Cooks Club? If so please contact us: