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Causes: Food, Food Programs

Mission: Eliminating childhood obesity by educating children and families on the benefits of healthy eating and active lifestyles for total health.

Results: In 2011 have positively impacted over 2000 children and families. We are currently in the process of raising funds in an effort to expand our program which we provide free to children and families in low income areas with high prevalence for obesity.

Target demographics: We serve children and families in areas with high prevalence of obesity. Our programs can benefit all ages but are designed specifically to engage children ages 3 to 15 and the parents of those children.

Programs: 4 weeks of fun & 9 weeks of fun

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19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Rating: 5

Cooking With Gabby is an organization that makes a difference in the lives of children, families and communities DAILY. Many organizations throw fundraisers throughout the year and host a Christmas Drive where they farm out toys or a Back-to-School drive where they give away book bags and pencils. Cooking With Gabby is different. Monday through Friday Cooking With Gabby is in local schools teaching both nutrition education through interactive cooking classes and physical activity on the playgrounds. On the weekends they're at local health fairs and community outreaches handing out bags of organic fruits and vegetables along with healthy recipes and tips. In a world where obesity among the youth is increasing, they teach children, families and communities how to eat healthy and stay fit EVERY DAY.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cooking with Gabby is an amazing organization! The whole experience was so enlightening, educational and fun! We were blessed to have the program presented to our youth department of our church here in New Orleans. The children and their parents still speak about how the information taught has encouraged positive change in their families. We are looking forward to the day when the program will be available here full time!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cooking with Gabby is an exceptional organization. My family and I got to experience Cooking with Gabby event in our travels to Los Angeles from Houston, TX. I loved the way she made eating healthy fun for my son and the kids at the event. My son loved the yogurt topped with all the goodies such as granola, strawberries and blueberries. I wish there were more groups like Cooking with Gabby in my area.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cooking With Gabby has been doing some great things around the LA area. I first got involved with CWG when asked to film some of their events. Which led me to helping with the programs and showing the kids how to make healthy treats. As someone who's in the Big Brother Big Sisters Program I 100% believe this is something these kids need. This is something that can help guide these young men and women in the right direction. Keep it up CWG!

Yasmine H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cooking With Gabby is an exceptional organization that truly educates and empowers the community to live healthier lives! Giving children the knowledge on how to prepare healthy meals is crucial to the battle against obesity in America.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cooking With Gabby is a wonderful organization that works in communities to educate children and families on the importance of eating healthy and staying fit. After volunteering with the organization for the past two years, I can say first hand that the work they are doing is helping a lot. As a volunteer, I've seen my effort greatly benefit the people I've connected with personally in South LA. Great experiences!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a vegetarian, I am always excited to learn of remarkable organizations like Cooking with Gabby. The knowledge CWG provides to the various children they work with is insightful, encouraging and an overall fun learning experience. The ability to get kids excited about eating healthy is a challenging task; the team at CWG seems to have mastered. In today's society out of innocent ignorance; we equate eating "right" with eating food that doesn't always taste good. One great aspect of "Cooking with Gabby" is their ability to get kids excited about eating healthy by providing a multitude of healthy meals that always taste delicious! CWG is helping to tackle one of the biggest threats in our society: childhood obesity, and for that I applaud them.

Jill J.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an ingenius concept of helping children to foster healthy relationships with food while developing self esteem and encouraging peer support all at the same time rolled up into a big bang of fun.The Kids Eat for Life Programs offered free to children and families provide vital educational resources in lower income " food desert communities". Hard to believe that in the United States of America, we actually have children who have never eaten a real blueberry !!! Cooking with Gabby not only educates but stimulates the tastebuds and desire to explore with courage, confidence and self sufficiency. Prepared to make positive and healthy choices. I love being involved in this charity!! You will too. Get involved . See the results for yourself. We are not yet Africa, but coming close to having starving, under nourished children growing up right under our noses.

LeighAnne C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cooking With Gabby is a wonderful organization that does so much in the community. As a teacher, I know first hand the health needs of children in low-income communities. Cooking With Gabby provides a wonderful service that reinforces the benefits of healthy eating and staying active, while giving real strategies to families for eating healthy on a budget. Working with this organization is an absolutely wonderful experience and I encourage others to check them out and get involved!!!

Matt22

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with Cooking With Gabby has been an extremely rewarding experience as I've gotten not only to learn about healthier living for myself, but also gained leadership experience in helping spread the message to underrepresented children who rarely get taught these important living principles. The team at CWG is composed of people from various industries, gifts, talents and blessings with one common thread - a passion for helping break the cycle of obesity and unhealthy living in the most precious of our country's assets - our children. I look forward to continued service with CWG!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cooking with Gabby is an amazing organization that has worked with the children at Jenesse Center, Inc. for the past few of years. Their approach to making healthy eating fun has resonated with our kids and helped many of them chance their eating habits. Steven and Gabby are fun and engaging and the kids look forward to each session. The recipes are not only easy to make, but delicious! They are an incredible partner and community resource and I look forward to working with them for years to come.

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Stevejr 03/27/2012

Hi Angela! Thanks so much for your review of our program. We really enjoy working with you as well! The families that you all serve are always so kind and the service you provide is much need. We look forward to working you all for years to come as well!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This nonprofit has brought the much needed attention of childhood obesity and proper nutrition to the forefront of our community. They have been working with me for several months now on bringing healthy food choices and activities that the whole family can do together. The people in the community look forward to them bringing their knowledge and expertise every week and getting to explore and learn more about healthy food and lifestyle choices. This is a great program for the whole family and especially for urban impact areas.

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Stevejr 03/27/2012

Hey Itzel! Thank you for your awesome review of CWG. We look forward to coming out and working with you guys out at Algin Sutton every week as well!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Educating families on the importance of good nutrition is paramount
to combating the ever increasing issue of childhood and adolescent
obesity. Cooking with Gabby is an excellent resource for families
because it gets children excited about living a healthy lifestyle.
The initiative has done an outstanding job of reaching out to lower
income families, who may not have access to the most nutritional
options, and creates an environment where parent and child can learn
together. Another commendable aspect of the program is Gabby’s Krew, a multi cultural group of friends that allows children to see
characters that look like them engaged in active, healthy lifestyles.
I think that this is very important to catching a child’s attention
and keeping them interested. The website provides, tips for exercising
and being environmentally friendly, and includes an interactive
coloring book and can be accessed in over five different languages.
In addition to this, the parents section of the website includes
information on upcoming events, grocery shopping lists, and recipes.
Cooking with Gabby truly embodies its platform of Education, Activity
and Total Health (E.A.T)!

2 Madison S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cooking with Gabby is an organization making direct change and having real affects on the lives of children in the inner city. I've seen with my own eyes the way this non-profit has gotten the attention of kids who would probably otherwise be further exposed to negative influences and teach them about living a healthy lifestyle. CWG is giving these kids a fully immersed experience preparing healthy meals while simultaneously educating them with the facts. The enthusiasm the kids show participating and enjoying new simple recipes is inspiring and gives me hope that the tide of childhood obesity can be changed by the awesome work being done by great people like the individuals involved in CWG!

mcoydesignz

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cooking with Gabby is a creative and fun-filled way to introduce healthy eating to our children. Childhood obesity has become a growing issue in recent generations and I believe media outlets such as Cooking with Gabby is a great way to educate and properly mold the minds of children at a young age. With this concept, not only are healthy eating options introduced to our youth, but culinary skills may be attained as well. I must congratulate all who have taken part in making CWG happen and I give them my best wishes to a positive future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cooking with Gabby is a great organization which teaches kids about living a long and healthy life. Childhood obesity has become a major problem in America, children are growing up without the correct advisement regarding their eating choices. Cooking with Gabby takes on the problem head on by hosting tutorials and information seasons.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for Cooking With Gabby during their golf tournament & not only is this a wonderful cause to help our youth learn to remain active and eat healthy, but it is a necessity for the future of our children. After school programs are becoming scarce and Cooking With Gabby offers a wonderful alternative for children to spend their time learning good life skills as opposed to wasting away in front of a TV or a video game.

George2345

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization and concept. Childhood obesity is a serious problem with today's youth and it is very satisfying to see dedicated individuals actively fighting the epidemic that is attacking children of all ages and social classes. By taking care of the present problems associated with poor diet and lack of exercise, they are ensuring longer more fulfilled lives for the children and adults they influence. Telling someone to eat healthier is not an effective way to really get the message across, but TEACHING someone how and why to eat healthier is a much better approach for lasting results!! Again I state a wonderful organization and thank you for looking out for the health of our future!

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Stevejr 03/27/2012

Hey George! Thanks so much for your review of our program! Your kind words are very much appreciated!!!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Cooking wit Gabby is a great organization that brings healthy eating to life through video clips, fundraisers, and education within the community. It focuses on healthy living for children through activity, education, and total health. This organization is in the fight to help reduce childhood obesity through active learning and education outreach. Awesome organization, that is focused on the youth of America!!

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Stevejr 03/27/2012

Thanks so much for your review of CWG Jas!!! We are so happy to have you as a supporter!