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 is a collaboration between Cook School and World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF). 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. 

Amanda Grant, Cook School co-founder and award-winning food writer and cookbook author, says: “Our partnership with WCRF 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.”

Junior Cooks Club will provide schools with free lessons that children can cook along with, plus teachers’notes and an ingredients list – making it as easy as possible for teachers, while ensuring classes are linked to the curriculum. All recipes have been checked by WCRF nutritionists and children will get to take home a pack of resources to encourage repeat cooking at home.

How to get involved

We're poised to deliver our first pilot programme but we need your help to make it happen.

Are you a business, trust or foundation interested in funding our pilot programme? If so please contact either:

Where next?

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