Food TV

Food television is everywhere these days -- from instructional cooking shows to programs about the science of food to reality cook-off competitions -- and luckily, most of these shows are family-friendly. Choose from some of our favorites below and then bring what kids learn into real life. Cooking can be a fun way to bring parents and kids together; you can shop for unusual ingredients or try some edible science experiments. And watching these shows together can be a good way to discuss healthy eating habits. And for more great choices for your young foodie, check out our list of Food Movies.

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Food Network Star Kids TV Poster Image
Cooking contestants impress with skill, perseverance.
Network: Food Network
(2016)
(2016)
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Kids Baking Championship TV Poster Image
Friendly foodie contest is fun for the whole family.
Network: Food Network
(2015)
(2015)
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Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off TV Poster Image
Young chefs match wits in family-friendly cooking contest.
Network: Food Network
(2015)
(2015)
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Nutri Ventures TV Poster Image
Food-themed adventure series promotes healthy eating habits.
Network: Hulu
(2014)
(2010)
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Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern TV Poster Image
Chef explores world's oddest culinary choices.
Network: Travel Channel
(2007)
(2006)
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30 Minute Meals TV Poster Image
Ubiquitous Ray teaches basics. OK for young chefs.
Network: Food Network
(2004)
(2001)
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The Big Family Cooking Showdown TV Poster Image
British food contest celebrates families cooking together.
Network: Netflix
(2017)
(2017)
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Good Eats TV Poster Image
Quirky culinary comic mixes food, science, fun.
Network: Cooking Channel, Food Network
(2006)
(1999)
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The Great American Baking Show TV Poster Image
Stateside competition is mild, fun for food fans.
Network: ABC
(2016)
(2016)
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Top Chef Junior TV Poster Image
Fun, family-friendly cooking competition stars tween chefs.
Network: Universal Kids
(2017)
(2017)
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Bakery Boss TV Poster Image
Cake Boss star helps struggling businesses in sweet series.
Network: TLC
(2013)
(2013)
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Chopped TV Poster Image
Drama-free cooking show that's great for family viewing.
Network: Food Network
(2012)
(2009)
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Cutthroat Kitchen TV Poster Image
Silly cooking challenge serves up snarky sabotage.
Network: Food Network
(2013)
(2013)
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Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives TV Poster Image
Comfort food hot spots make for fun family viewing.
Network: Food Network
(2007)
(2006)
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Iron Chef America TV Poster Image
Fun food battle features creative chefs and great food.
Network: Food Network
(2010)
(2005)
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MasterChef Junior TV Poster Image
Kids cook and compete in this whole-family treat.
Network: Fox
(2013)
(2013)
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Worst Cooks in America TV Poster Image
Competition teaches amateurs to cook in watch-together fare.
Network: Food Network
(2012)
(2010)
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Best New Restaurant TV Poster Image
Restaurants work hard to triumph in reality competition.
Network: Bravo
(2015)
(2015)
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America's Next Great Restaurant TV Poster Image
Restaurant competition serves up advice, snarky behavior.
Network: NBC
(2011)
(2011)
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Top Chef TV Poster Image
Too saucy for a kid's palate.
Network: Bravo
(2006)
(2006)
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Wahlburgers TV Poster Image
Restaurant reality has rowdy behavior but lots of heart.
Network: A&E
(2014)
(2014)
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MasterChef TV Poster Image
Ramsay brings usual edge to amateur cooking competition.
Network: Fox
(2010)
(2010)
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