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Denise Duval, Common Sense Media
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Healthy recipes and tips for would-be kid cooks.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 1 review

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Educational Value

Kids can learn how to follow recipes and prepare the foods that are part of a healthy, balanced diet. Kids are also introduced to cooking-related terms, good preparation habits, and food safety. The recipes help kids practice measurements and ratios, while resources, including ingredient substitutions and how-to videos, help to build kids' confidence in the kitchen. Jr. Chefs of America is a great, kid-centric introduction to the art of preparing delicious, healthy food.

Positive Messages

Promotes kids making healthier eating choices.

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Sexy Stuff
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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this site is home to an online cooking show for kids. The site's goal is to promote kids getting into the kitchen and cooking, as well as making healthier eating choices; there's also a focus on kitchen safety. The site doesn't have any advertising or outside links, and the content is age appropriate for tweens and up.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 7 and 13-year-old Written bybayouluv November 3, 2010


The Jr. Chef cooking videos are well-produced. Very kid-friendly and safety conscious. The featured recipes are excellent choices for young chefs - all Americ... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byMichaella M. September 8, 2013

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What's it about?

Visitors to JRCHEFSOFAMERICA.COM will find a series of webisodes showing young chefs making their favorite meals, in addition to lists of categorized recipes and other food-related information. In addition to a video demonstration, each recipe features ingredient and equipment lists and a downloadable pdf with complete instructions. Kids can submit their own videos to be included (a release signed by kids' legal guardian is required).

Is it any good?

The young chefs are poised and confident, making it easy for kids to believe that cooking is something they can do, too. And, while the featured recipes are a pretty predictable selection of kid favorites -- like mac and cheese, pizza, and hamburgers -- the home-cooked choices are much more nutritious than the fast-food versions kids might want if they were eating out.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the media's role in promoting healthy eating habits. Can you think of other Web sites or TV shows that have similar messages to those you find here?

  • Do you think getting kids interested in cooking makes them less likely to eat fast food? Also, if you were to submit a video to be featured on this site, what would you make?

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