Through culinary literacy programming, The Kids Cook Monday, an initiative of The Monday Campaigns, and New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative at Rutgers University are promoting healthier eating. Getting kids involved in preparing meals makes them more likely to try healthier foods and sustain healthy eating habits over time.

The Kids Cook Monday is an initiative of The Monday Campaigns. The Monday Campaigns is a non-profit public health initiative associated with Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Syracuse universities, based on research that shows people are more receptive to health messaging on a Monday and more likely to sustain behaviors started on a Monday. 

New Jersey Healthy Kids Initiative is a joint collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Rutgers New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health.