Kids Teaching Kids | United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Kids Teaching Kids

Kids Teaching Kids is a multi-faceted program that inspires healthy snacking. Each year, high school culinary students are challenged to create fun, wholesome recipes with fruit and vegetables that are simple enough for elementary school students to make. Winning recipes are compiled into a student-designed cookbook and distributed to school districts that compete in the 21-Day Challenge, a competition to achieve the highest percentage of students who complete 21 days of healthy snacking.

Results & Impact

Among participants of the 21-Day Challenge in Spring of 2017:


increase in fruit and vegetable consumption


tried a new fruit or veggie


decrease in cookie and chip consumption

Kids Teaching Kids is funded in part by:
United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

In partnership with:
Medical City Children’s Hospital • Dallas ISD • Greater Dallas Restaurant Association