ACA Educational Alliance - The Monday Campaigns

The American Camp Association and The Monday Campaigns are collaborating to promote health and wellness.

Calling all camps: The Kids Cook Monday Campaign seeks a camp to launch weekly cooking classes with kids or families during summer 2013. See our toolkit for benefits, theme ideas, and recipe suggestions. If you’re interested in piloting our program in your camp, please write info@TheKidsCookMonday.org.

The Monday Campaigns

The Monday Campaigns is a national movement backed by leading public health schools that dedicates the first day of every week to health. Every Monday, individuals and organizations join together to commit to healthy behaviors that help end chronic preventable diseases.  Why Monday? It’s the January of the week, the perfect time for a fresh start. People are more likely to begin exercising, start a diet or quit smoking on Monday than any other day. It’s a call to action built into every calendar – 52 chances a year to live a longer, healthier life!

Kids Cook Monday Initiative

The Kids Cook Monday initiative encourages families to set aside the first night of every week for cooking and eating together as a family. The Kids Cook Monday offers their Toolkit for Families to help parents start each week cooking and eating together, as well as their Toolkit for Educators to help ACA camp directors and staff implement cooking programs.

Get the Toolkit for Educators

The toolkit includes:

  • Overview:  The philosophy behind The Kids Cook Monday Campaign and the benefits of cooking with kids.
  • Basics:  Equipment lists, activity suggestions and what to consider before organizing a Kids Cook Monday class.
  • Lessons:  Kids Cook Monday lesson plans with take home tips from our network of experts. These lesson plans are written for a variety of age groups and settings.
  • Graphics:  A graduation certificate and posters to help spread the word about your Kids Cook Monday classes.

Fill out the short form below to access the Toolkit for Educators.

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