CookWELL Kitchen


Cooking and kitchen skills can help develop healthy food choices, preferences, attitudes, and behaviors. As children grow, involving them in the kitchen can foster creativity and exposure to new foods while learning the basics of preparing meals and snacks. Learning new cooking skills can be beneficial at any stage of life. Learning basic kitchen skills and safety is a valuable skill and the first step to a lifetime of wonderful experiences in the kitchen. Visit our Kitchen & Cooking Resources to help you enjoy a fun, safe and healthy time in the kitchen.

Come on in and enjoy your visit to the CookWELL Kitchen…

ChooseMyPlate.govThe Poe Center for Health Education is a part of the SNAP-Ed grant funded by USDA to help improve the nutrition of North Carolina citizens. The interactive CookWELL Kitchen is designed with you, your family, your school and community in mind. As you roll over the features in our kitchen, you will learn helpful tips and facts and be guided to valuable resources.


This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — SNAP. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, call 1-800-221-5689.

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