2023-2024 Kids in the Kitchen Application

2023-2024 Kids in the Kitchen Application: Deadline June 16, 2023

Program Overview and Goals

The goal of the Junior League of Dallas’ Kids in the Kitchen program sponsored by UnitedHealthcare is to empower youth in grades K-5 to make healthy lifestyle choices and help reverse the growth of childhood obesity and its associated health issues. The Junior League of Dallas will provide each agency with program materials, including curriculum, training materials, cooking equipment, and funding to

purchase food. The format is a five to eight-week after-school program held in the spring semester, January 2024 to April 2024.  The lessons each week include the following components:

Education Information & Activities: Each week covers a different healthy lifestyle topic and provides educational information for instructors along with supporting worksheets and activities.

Fitness Activities: A collection of fitness related games and activities that foster a fun and unique exercise experience.

Recipes: Kid-tested recipes that are easy to prepare, use common kitchen equipment, and do not require the use of an oven or a stove.

Parent Information: Nutritional and healthy lifestyle information shared with the parents of the program participants.

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN®, JUNIOR LEAGUES’ KIDS IN THE KITCHEN®, and the JUNIOR LEAGUES’ KIDS IN THE KITCHEN logo™ are trademarks of The Association of Junior Leagues International (“AJLI”).  The Junior League of Dallas conducts Kids in the Kitchen programs and initiatives under license or permission from AJLI.  Kids in the Kitchen was founded in 2006 and is supported by The Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI) and more than 200 Junior Leagues around the country.

Program Requirements

Agency staff must attend a training session hosted at the Junior League of Dallas Headquarters where they will receive instruction on the curriculum and implementation of the program along with supplies. This session will be held on January 26, 2024, for approximately three hours.  The Kids in the Kitchen curriculum and program may be conducted at an agency location between January 29, 2024, and April 19, 2024

Measurement and reporting are integral parts of the Kids in the Kitchen program and must be provided to the Junior League of Dallas in a timely manner in order to receive full grant funding and eligibility to apply for future grants. Achievements of the Kids in the Kitchen goals are measured through the following methods:

Pre and Post - Tests: Used to obtain information around student food choices, active lifestyle knowledge and attitudes.

Agency Survey: Used to obtain feedback on the curriculum, overall success of the program, and determine opportunities for improvement in the future.



The Junior League of Dallas' commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our policies and we strive to support partners who share this commitment. Please tell us about your agency's diversity and inclusion efforts.

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The Kids in the Kitchen program includes an evaluation tool to measure success of the program within the program.




The following documents are required to provide a complete application to the Junior League of Dallas' Kids in the Kitchen program:



As part of the application process, agency site visit is required. You will be contacted by a representative of the Kids in the Kitchen program to schedule the site visit in July 2023.


Agencies chosen to participate in the Kids in the Kitchen program will be notified no later than November 1, 2023.


If selected to be an agency to participate in the Kids in the Kitchen program, you will be required  to administer and submit a pre-test that will be completed by the children participating in the program. Also, following the completion of the five to eight-week program, you are required to administer and submit a post-test completed by the children who participated in the program. All pre-tests and post-test and applicable receipts must be submitted by April 26, 2024. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of reimbursement of materials and supplies.


Contact Kids in the Kitchen Committee Chair, Audrey Maxwell, at [email protected]