2021-2022 Kids in the Kitchen Application

2021-2022 Kids in the Kitchen Application: Deadline May 31, 2021

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 2022 to April 2022.  The lessons each week include the following components:

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 participants in the program

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 or virtually (at JLD's discretion) where they will receive instruction on the curriculum and implementation of the program.  This session will be held in January 2022, exact date to be confirmed, for approximately three hours.  The program may be conducted at an agency location or virtually between January 24, 2022 and April  15, 2022.  Please note: Junior League of Dallas and United Healthcare volunteers may be available to provide support during cooking days only; they are not trained to lead the program.

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




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 August 2021.


Agencies chosen to participate in the Kids in the Kitchen program will be notified no later than October 1, 2021.


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 22, 2022. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of reimbursement of materials and supplies.


Contact Kids in the Kitchen Committee Chair, Theresa Remek, at kitk@jld.net