When kids are immersed in enjoyable activities, they absorb and retain information more effectively. The Creative Kitchen Kids Food Festival, a James Beard Foundation partner, embodies this philosophy with its exciting weekend of family events hosted on May 12 and 13 at the Westfield World Trade Center.
The festival is an opportunity for kids to engage all five senses through hands-on, food-related activities. 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. Kids can bounce between exhibitors and activities like the Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt 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.
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 kidsfoodfestival.com. The Kids Food Festival is proud to support the American Heart Association and their initiatives to improve kids’ health. Be sure to check out the Kids Food Festival on Facebook and Twitter!