We can’t get over this amazing program! We’ve got 4 kids and are Summer Camp veterans...this is the best camp we’ve seen. Keep up the great work!
Based on the unique theme, great staff and feedback from our daughter and her friend, we’ve got to rate this as the top camp in the region. Your passion resonates in every part of this program! Thanks!
I wanted to share that our son can’t wait to come back to camp each day. He’s so excited about the projects and refers to this as “The Greatest Camp in the Universe”! Best camp in the area might not be a stretch...great job!
We wanted to thank you all for making our daughter’s birthday so special. She’s been grinning from ear to ear since camp but it was especially huge yesterday. You all have gone above and beyond and she is loving it. I also appreciate that the food nutrition lessons are what I’ve been telling her all along but now it’s finally getting through!
Just want to let you know that my daughter, Sofie LOVES your camp very, very much. She talks about it all day long and ‘hosts’ it in play dates. I personally look forward to hearing from her and reading your emails everyday. Your camp is just so unique and well organized. (have kiss and ride drop-off in the morning!? how thoughtful you are)!Today, she told me that she had the best meatballs EVER!! Again, you made our kitchen activities different in a fun way!
I’d like to take a moment to let you know how pleased we were with the Restaurant Camp. Our daughter has always been interested in cooking and good nutrition, and your camp took her awareness of proper nutrition up several notches. She has been carefully monitoring the sugar content of everything we eat and has been extremely disciplined over the past week in limiting processed sugar intake. It’s making us reexamine our habits and strive to do better to eat right and remain healthy. She also gained a lot from the experience of working in a real restaurant and being treated as an older child capable of higher responsibility.
Both of our girls had such a positive experience at Cooking camp this summer! There is lots of discussion about making healthy choices and balancing flavors and textures in meals, they’re more eager to try new foods / recipes, and they’re excited to use their kid friendly knives to help with food prep. Thank you and the EW team for a fun-filled, hands-on and educational week - we look forward to what you will cook up for next summer!
My son had such a good time at camp, he’s already decided to go back next summer! Recently at a restaurant, he noticed the information on the menu about locally sourced produce and meat. He spent most of the time reading that info and explaining why it was important. He’s also asking about ingredients when we do groceries. Additionally, he has definitely taken more of an interest in preparing meals! Brennan had been making his own oatmeal in the mornings (plain) but he now adds different things to it (like nuts and dried fruits) and he likes to help cook dinner a few nights a week. At first, I was uncomfortable letting him work the gas stove but he’s a pro now. He scrambles eggs on the weekends for everyone and of course, adds stuff to them! Sometimes that doesn’t work out so well- a little too much green onion last sunday but he loves to experiment instead of using recipes. He’s thinking like a real chef! Thanks again!
I keep hearing “one ingredient is better than many ingredients” from both of my kids...constantly!:^) They also read ingredients on food labels now. There is new confidence when they make food choices in the house and in restaurants. We use the recipes often, especially the delicious but healthy smoothies. How’s that for an impact?! Alicea and Ezekiel enjoyed the camp very much and I will definitely consider other programs offered by your company!
I am so grateful for your camp and it’s influence on my kids! Alex requested and helped to make a couple of the recipes for her birthday party! It was definitely a week of going outside of the comfort zone for David:-). He can be a picky eater and we’ve definitely noticed that he’s more open to trying things since camp! He wasn’t feeling well and stayed home from camp on Thursday and I said “OK, if you are home with me, you have to help me bake cookies.” His response: “every good chef would use something sweet, something salty, something crunchy and something chewy!” So cute. Oh, and the knives are awesome! Thanks!
Dane has been doing a lot of cooking! He’s been utilizing the skills he learned over the summer by trying new spices in dishes and changing the way that he prepares them. Please let us know any programs that will be offered this summer!
Aubrey really enjoyed the summer camp cooking class! She still loves to cook and has used some of the recipes from the camp and prepared a meal for the family. She loved the art component too. Thanks again for making it such a memorable experience for her this summer!
Samuel had a fun time at your camp. He is continuing to practice his skills :) He and I are now hoping to take a Parent/Child cooking class together this fall — should be fun!
My boys loved restaurant camp and (4 months later) continue to be more open to trying new foods, in addition to helping in the kitchen. When they eat something, they try to identify the type of food: “this has tomatoes and basil like in Italian food.” My husband and I went out for the evening a few weeks ago (fairly rare for us), and I told the boys we were going out to dinner. My son asked if it was a casual or formal restaurant, what type of menu it would be, and then proceeded to tell me the difference between the types. When I asked him how he knew all of this, he said, “Duh, mom, I learned it at Restaurant Camp!”
We got excellent feedback from both of our boys about day 1 of camp. Even our older one who only went under protest is now excited about it. They LOVED the food. Last night we made smoothies at home - twice!
You have truly inspired our daughter! She made scrambled eggs, chicken parmesan and more for us! She really enjoyed your great camp and I’m hoping the nutritional development sticks...we’ll look forward to seeing more from you guys.
Thank you so much for the wonderful week at camp that you provided for our son. He already enjoyed cooking but after this week he is fired up! We just finished a meal of Shanghai Meatballs with Sesame Noodles, and next up we are making Bombay Popcorn for our movie snack. So delicious and best of all, he is so excited to make these delicacies for us. In addition, he has been creating his own versions of things like guacamole and hummus this week, inspired by your instructions for adjusting recipes!We also want to thank you for the professional manner in which your camp was conducted - every coach made a point to welcome Chris each morning and the professionalism carried through the entire week. He is referencing his cookbook often. Thank you and your team so much for a great experience!
Wonderful experience! The camp staff made food & science FUN! Now, helping in the kitchen & eating healthy is something my kids WANT to do, not just HAVE to do!
The girls are really enjoying the EW Food Science Camp! They came right home today and started making yesterday’s recipe. I’m happy that they are both trying and enjoying new foods (foods I’ve encouraged Kendall to eat before but without success). They excited about the field trip tomorrow to the farmer’s market!
...thank you for a wonderful camp experience. Sofia absolutely loved it and WE loved hearing her explain free radicals and antioxidants to us! We hope you will offer the camp again next year because she can’t wait!
...(our son) speaks fondly of his time at the camp and lately has been reflecting on it because he’s applying to the local math/science magnet middle school and has to write about an experience where he learned about science and how it affected how he viewed it. We’ve been discussing the green eggs and ham experiment, which he really enjoyed. (Your team) definitely made an impact on him!
It’s hard to find summer activities that appeal to older boys but I could see a lot of smiling, clowning around, and general fun and interest in the photos you shared! ...Teddy is committed to bringing his own lunch every day now, which is a great departure from the middle school’s offerings, where French fries are an option almost every day. He continues to slim down at a moderate pace and has ambitions to try out for his middle school basketball team - something that he viewed as almost out of reach, last spring.Nicholas has always been our most interested little chef. It’s been so hectic since school started there haven’t been many cooking opportunities but he’s also packing his own lunch for school. He really got a lot out of the camp. FYI that Nicholas started coming down with something on the final day of camp but he continued to “stand and deliver” at the presentation. Their “Final Project” had grown near and dear to his heart! I really thought it was a great camp and appreciated having some variety in their summer!
Until the world changes to make healthy living the default everywhere, we need skills to be healthy. Thankfully, there are programs like Cooking for Superhumans where kids can not only learn about super fuels but they also are taught the necessary practical skills to integrate them.
It was a rewarding class on so many levels and had a personal positive impact not only on my child but on me - as a parent. Working on your recipes between classes was a joy for us and a clear demonstration of how easy cooking healthy can be and how good it can feel! The remarks from the kids at the conclusion of the program were truly priceless and captured the essence of what you were trying to achieve. Thanks for everything!
My daughter is once again loving your class! You make such an impression on her and she is teaching me! She listens to you. I take her to the grocery store a lot with me, and she is very informed and decisive about what should go in the cart! Thanks for all you do!
My daughter took the cooking class at Aldrin Elementary and loved it. She was very proud of what she made, and enjoyed us calling her Chef Sophie. She’s not much into team sports, so this gave her confidence and pride. The teacher was excellent. Calm, sweet, motivating.
My daughter really enjoyed the class. I hear her discussing information she learned in the class with others, too, which I think shows that she retained the information and found it interesting.I am so pleased that the school offered your class, as I think learning about, and taking responsibility for, one’s nutrition is an important part of learning how to care for one’s self. Thank you!
I must say that I have been pretty impressed with some things they have tried in the class that I have never been able to get them to eat like oatmeal and green smoothies. The girls are loving the class and enjoy experimenting with the ingredients. They are excited every Tuesday afternoon to share their new food knowledge at home!
I purchased 2 of your knives for my kids (the ones that they use in your class) and they’ve been helping me chop and prepare dinner ever since. Loving it! Now I have to come up with more dinner entrees with veggies to chop:)!
Thanks so much for the informative emails each week- they are wonderful and so appreciated. We have never had such great communication from an Enrichment Program. You are really setting the bar- and it’s fantastic! Our daughter loves the course!
My daughter LOVES this class! It is the highlight of her week! We made the egg dish together at home yesterday and had a ball! Thanks!
Wanted to thank you for a great class. Your instruction is being translated into practice in our home! Thank you!
(The day after your latest class) our daughter made us the apple cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast and it was delicious. She was excited about being the cook and loves this class:)Thanks for what you do!
My son LOVES this class! Thank-you! I believe the other kids do too. Brigitte is a very good teacher!!
The Superhuman Design Manual provides a great way for families to improve their diets and health!
The simplified messages and skill building exercises in the Superhuman Enrichment Programs are excellent resources for adults who are concerned about elementary student health and wellness!
Wow! This book has made a HUGE IMPACT in our house. My husband and I have struggled teaching our kids to read nutrition labels in order to make healthier choices. Sometimes we feel like we need to be scientists to understand this stuff but your approach is so simple - even our 4 year old gets it! Thanks!
A friend recommended that we buy this book and I felt skeptical because we’re exhausted from everyone telling us what to eat. Your concept is so refreshing and different though....we read it cover to cover (which only takes about 15 minutes since it’s so concise) then had the kids do the activities over the next few weeks. We’re all speaking your language now and the kids are actually inspired to make better choices. Great stuff Empowered Wellness!
My grandkids LOVED this book. They loved the idea of turning themselves into Superhumans, they loved the funny pictures, they loved the fun activities in the kitchen...I could go on and on. I’ll be sending copies of this book out for gifts this upcoming holiday season. So fun!
Awesome book! We’ve been trying to teach this stuff to our family for a long time. It’s so challenging with the peer pressure of their friends eating so much processed food. Our kids actually WANT to eat the better food because they want to “outperform other ordinary humans”. Way to go!
We’ve been so confused about nutrition. Every article seems to say the opposite of the one before it. This book helped our whole family to figure out what’s really important and how to make easier choices going forward.
Finally, a nutrition message that makes sense but you make it a fun and positive experience. Great book!
As a mom and teacher, I wanted to pass along some kudos because your author clearly gets how to teach kids...by inspiring, empowering and keeping them engaged! We used to tell our son “don’t eat that it’s bad and eat this, it’s good” because we didn’t really have a platform to build upon. He has truly embraced the ideas of choosing farms over factories and eating more fiber!
Great book. I wish that there were an app for your additional modules that we could continue using over time. Empowered Wellness gets it!
Starting the day of your school presentation, my kids have been asking for more “farm foods and less factory foods”. I mentioned it to my friends and they had a similar experience with their own children! We’ve since heard people refer to a healthier school environment that coincided with your involvement and we hope that Empowered Wellness will continue helping us to make meaningful and lasting improvements!
We still practice a lot of the things we learned in your presentation two years ago. Buy things with one ingredient and eat things that come from a farm not a factory. Love it!
You created an excitement for healthy eating at the school. Students are using their new knowledge within the school and at home. The messages are simple and get the students energized
It was a great presentation and the kids really enjoyed it! The main messages (water is the best drink and eat foods from farms, not factories) were perfect for our age groups!
Thank you again for joining us! I heard so many positive comments and we all appreciated the opportunity to exchange tips and ideas. You have a great format by speaking with the PTA in one room while your coaches do the cooking workshop with our kids in another room. It encouraged so much participation and the kids had a blast! We’ll be making that edamame hummus again soon. I loved it!!