Meet Your Course Instructor

Katie Kimball

A Note from Your Teacher


I’m Katie Kimball, and as a mom of 4 little ones I hit this point where I was too busy and too stressed out to even think about inviting my kids to help me in the kitchen. But…I needed help so I could stop being so busy and spend time enjoying my children.

For the good of my whole family, it was time to teach my kids to cook.

Even though I love cooking myself, sometimes having my kids in the kitchen was as painful as doing crafts and finding glitter on everything two months later.

But I didn’t want my kids leaving for college not knowing how to cut a vegetable and ending up relying on frozen dinners the whole time!


I gave myself many pep talks so I’d remember how important it was, and once I began to see the fruits of my labor, I realized I needed to share our methods with more people.

That’s why I created the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse, and why I can’t wait to share it with your family.

Half a Lifetime Later…

This all began when I realized I was “halfway finished” with parenting my oldest, Paul, the kid whose teeth don’t quite fit his face in the photo there.

When he hit 18, my youngest, Gabe, was then at the “halfway” age of 9. I can easily see that knowing how to cook sets Paul apart from his peers, and his confidence and sense of responsibility in the world is nothing short of exemplary.

I remain dedicated to teaching every child to cook and building connection, confidence, and creativity in families all around the world.

Since the beginning of Kids Cook Real Food, I’ve also been trained as a picky eating expert and run the Picky Eater Playbook Club, a membership for parents to get education and a gameplan to banish picky eating from their homes.

Find out more about our picky eating programs here

Since 2020, our team has provided free virtual summer camps for kids and teens, and in 2022 the #LifeSkillsNow summer camp series was born. Dozens of camp leaders in many disciplines – finances, entrepreneurship, gardening, maintenance, and more – teach short workshops to help families instill important life skills in their kids. Find out more about summer camp and #LifeSkillsNow here.

It’s been an amazing adventure and an honor to work with so many families – and I don’t think we’re all the way to the summit yet! (Although in the photo below, Paul and Gabe, his mini-me, worked hard to summit this mountain and eat their healthy snack!) 

boys hiking with Paleovalley

xoxo mrs kimball

Katie Kimball in the Media

Katie has been featured on an internationally viewed talk show, local television in 6+ cities, 100s of podcasts and even a few magazines and newspapers (yes, print still existed!).

She had the privilege to speak to a few hundred health practitioners in a speaking competition – here’s her 5-minute speech, which took the top prize!

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In 2020, Katie was honored to speak on a TEDx stage…except that it was 2020, and the event was postponed.

As a bootstrapping entrepreneur, Katie filmed the talk herself, because the message of the #KidsMealRevolution is TOO important to wait, and parents needed it NOW, while the pandemic was still interrupting their routines. Here’s the talk:

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You can learn more about the #KidsMealRevolution and sign up for cooking tips right here.

TEDxBismarck 2021: What if Kids Never Build Critical Thinking Skills?

One year later, the event happened live and in person! Here’s the talk that all parents need to hear:

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If you can’t view the video above, head over to to see it. This talk is owned by TED and used with permission via the Creative Commons license.

TEDxHartford 2021: Picky Eating Isn’t About The Food

Here’s the talk that all parents of picky eaters (from now on to be known as “learning to eat”) need to hear:

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If you can’t view the video above, head over to to see it. This talk is owned by TED and used with permission via the Creative Commons license.

Would you like Katie to come speak at your event? Hire her here!

Connect with Katie on social media and tune in to the Healthy Parenting Handbook

The Healthy Parenting Connector by Kids Cook Real Food was a dynamic video series connecting parents who want to raise healthy kids with the experts who have the information they need. After 5 years, it became the podcast The Healthy Parenting Handbook. Through interviews with pediatricians like Elisa Song, MD, authors like Jessica Lahey and Julie Lythcott-Haims, and other professionals (even Olympic gymnast Shannon Miller) plus food demos with the KCRF kids, you’ll increase your knowledge, be inspired to make healthy changes, and have the practical tips with which to do it.

Bringing a message of hope and empowerment to parents, The Healthy Parenting Handbook creates confidence, connection and creativity for families every week on the Kids Cook Real Food blog and wherever you listen to podcasts. Catch archived episodes of the videos on YouTube.

What Others are Saying About Katie

“We all want to send children out into the world one day armed with the life skills they need to be happy and successful. If we help them gain cooking skills while they are young, they will be able to eat healthfully and frugally which will make a big difference in their lives. I love how Katie’s course makes it so easy to teach our children, step by step, how to cook and eat real food.”

— Saren Loosli, Power of Moms

“The Kids Cook Real Food course is spot-on. Because Katie is a former teacher, she is a master at explaining concepts in bite-sized pieces – perfect for both parents and kids. Learning to cook can be complicated, and Katie’s course maps out new skills in an easy-to-follow sequence that builds over time. Your kids will learn life-long skills that they can be proud of – and you will rest easy knowing that you made an important investment in their health.”

— Michelle Stern, What’s Cooking with Kids

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“Kids Cook Real Food Online Course is a wonderful resource to help you teach your children to cook. Mrs. Kimball has done an excellent job of breaking down kitchen skills and finding ways for even young children to safely work in the kitchen…” Read more

— Review from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

See more rave reviews and parent testimonials here.


Katie Kimball, CSME, founder and CEO of Kitchen Stewardship, is passionate about researching natural remedies and making healthy cooking easier for busy families. As a trusted educator and author of 8 real food cookbooks, she’s been featured on media outlets like ABC, NBC and First for Women magazine and contributes regularly on the FOX Network.

Since 2009, Katie has spoken prolifically at conferences, online summits, and podcasts and become a trusted authority and advocate for children’s health. Busy moms look to this certified educator for honest, in-depth natural product reviews and thorough research, and she often partners with health experts and medical practitioners to stay on the cutting edge.

In 2016 she created the #1 bestselling online kids cooking course, Kids Cook Real Food, helping thousands of families around the world learn to cook, and in 2022 she founded the #LifeSkillsNow summer camp series.

A mom of 4 kids from Michigan, she is also a Certified Stress Mastery Educator, certified in the SOS Feeding method (for picky eaters), a trained speaker through Bo Eason’s Personal Story Power, and a certified speaker coach through Thought Leader.

Find Katie’s books on Kindle and in print at Amazon.

Katie Kimball books on Kindle


Remember Who Taught You to Cook?

I have fleeting memories of my grandmother’s kitchen on our yearly summer visit – my curious face peering over the high counter at the magic her skilled hands were performing with dough and a rolling pin in a cloud of flour.

She would bring the little bits of leftover pie dough down to the table so I could reach, teaching me how to form them into my own cinnamon-sugared creations, impossibly flaky and sweet on my tongue.

Later as I learned to feed my own family, it was my grandmother who again toiled for hours teaching me to can tomatoes, peeling each one so that they were the ultimate perfection-in-a-jar for piping hot chili in February or an easy slow cooker meal on a busy school night.

A few years back when the “clutter,” as my Papa called it, was being donated, all the pie-making and canning supplies left the house.

She’s too old to bother with that sort of thing anymore, he says.

When I saw the tiny pie tins in the box, my breath caught in my throat and all the memories rushed back as crisply as the apples in my favorite pie.

The legacy of from-scratch cooking and the joy of feeding my family well was passed down from my grandma to my mom, then to me, and I’m ever grateful.

But I know it’s not always this way, especially for our young generation.


What If No One Teaches Our Kids to Cook?

Like a lot of moms these days, you may have had to teach yourself to cook. It’s a tough culture to live in, with Sara Lee and Mrs. Stouffer offering to do all the hard work for us at the expense of fresh foods, health, and the demise of family dinners.

Cooking is becoming a lost art, replaced by fast food, frozen dinners and boxed mixes – with disastrous consequences.
This young generation will be the first NOT to outlive their parents’ generation, and the “diseases of civilization” are out of control: obesity, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and autoimmune diseases get diagnosed in younger age groups than ever before.

We are a sick nation, and it’s time to make a change.



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