KidLit TV Supports No Kid Hungry #BakeItForward

This holiday season, Food Network is teaming up with No Kid Hungry to make sure no child grows up hungry in America. No Kid Hungry is an organization that works together to end child hunger in America by connecting kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also appoints the public to make ending child hunger a national priority.


According to No Kid Hungry one in five children struggles with hunger.  The No Kid Hungry campaign is made up of private citizens, government officials, business leaders, and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities.

KidLit TV knows how important it is to end child hunger around the world and is proud to get involved with this campaign. As the first free multimedia website connecting parents and educators with authors, illustrators and their books we are honored to show our support for No Kid Hungry. To get involved with the campaign all you have to do to is:

Bake something delicious
Share your creation and nominate a friend, using #BakeItForward
For every share Food Network will donate 1$ to No Kid Hungry

According to the Chicago Tribune:

Children need the right foods to keep them going through the day so they can carry out their tasks of learning, playing and growing. Healthy food will give them enough energy to last the school day and will also provide the building blocks for a healthy adult. — Chicago Tribune reporting on the University of Alberta’s research

We also agree with the National Education Association that eating breakfast at school helps children perform better.

Studies published in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, the International Journal of Food Science and Nutrition, and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that academic achievement among students who eat school breakfasts tends to rise, especially in math. — NEA

KidLit TV also has a cooking segment where the authors, illustrators and kid lit experts bake a treat from their books! Joyce Wan, Kat Yeh, Emily Jenkins, Sophie Blackall and special guest Kathleen DeCosmo have their own StoryMaker episode dedicated to the delicious treats in their books. These episodes are perfect for holiday baking treats and bringing family and friends together!

Author and illustrator Joyce Wan teamed up with social media influencer and entrepreneur Kathleen DeCosmo on this episode of StoryMakers. Dedicated to Joyce’s scrumptious bestselling board and picture books including You Are My Cupcake and The Whale in My Swimming Pool and Kathleen’s reusable magnetic cupcake wrappers celebrate this cooking episode by making some yummy cupcake treats! Parents, teachers, and librarians will want to watch as Joyce walks viewers through a kawaii cupcake topper tutorial!

In this sweet episode of StoryMakers, author Kat Yeh talks about the bond between sisters, her love of retro recipes, and the story that brings both together.

In Emily and Sophie’s episode they take us through the four different eras depicted in their picture book, A Fine Dessert! They teach us how to create Blackberry Fool, one of the oldest desserts in western culture. Sophie and Emily begin with a hand made twig whisk then progress to a whirring blender that sends whipped cream everywhere!

Join us in celebrating family, food, and fun in the KidLit TV kitchen! These shows teach not only parents and teachers, but kids how to bake these treats that will bring the entire family together. What are you going to do to end child hunger? Let us know!

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