The Kids Food Festival partners with Cooking Light to educate families about making balanced food choices.

NEW YORK, July 12, 2012— The Kids Food Festival™, a premier family-oriented food event, and Cooking Light, the nation’s leading epicurean magazine brand,announced today a partnership to educate families about making balanced food choices through an expanded event series.  The new series, The Kids Food Festival™, in partnership with Cooking Light will offer family-friendly cooking classes, food demonstrations, food sampling, and entertainment to help create wholesome lifelong eating habits for both kids and parents.  

Cricket Azima, Founder

“We are so excited to be working with Cooking Light to expand the footprint and offerings of The Kids Food  Festival™ this fall in New York City and beyond,” says Cricket Azima, The Kids Food Festival™ Founder.  “The mission of both organizations are so closely aligned that it made sense to join forces to educate families about making balanced food choices."

“At Cooking Light we understand the importance of instilling healthy eating habits at a young age and we’re always striving to deliver creative recipes to our consumers who want to feed their families healthy, delicious meals every day,” says Karla Partilla, Cooking LightPublisher. “Partnering with The Kids Food Festival™ allows us bring to life our philosophy of healthy, delicious food through hands-on classes, sampling, and activities the whole family will enjoy.”

The Kids Food Festival™, in partnership with Cooking Light is proud to continue working with the James Beard Foundation, which helps to develop and execute many of the chef led hands-on kids cooking classes throughout the festival. 

Chef Jehangir Mehta, Mehtaphor

The Kids Food Festival™, in  partnership with Cooking Light gets cookin’ in New York City on November 3 and 4 and will expand to Washington, D.C. in April 2013.

A portion of the ticketed class proceeds from The Kids Food Festival™, in partnership with Cooking Light will benefit FoodCorps (, the event’s featured charity.    

Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt

For more information about The Kids Food Festival™, in partnership with Cooking Light go to: and check the event out on Facebook at:  For the latest information about the event follow us on Twitter: @KidsFoodFestNYC.

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Founder Cricket Azima at

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About Kids Food Festival

The Kids Food Festival™, a premier family-oriented food event, is presented by The Creative Kitchen™, LLC, a company that teaches children about food and how to cook in a fun, safe, and educational manner.  Targeting families with children ages two and older, the company focuses on teaching, writing creative content and curriculum, special events, recipe development, spokesperson work, webisode production and consulting to present educational content through food-related activities. The founder, Cricket Azima, inspires children to express themselves creatively through cooking, social studies, arts and sciences.

About Cooking Light 

At 25 years, Cooking Light is the nation’s leading epicurean magazine brand with the largest audience and most epicurean editorial.  Cooking Light is the onlyepicurean brand positioned at the intersection of great-tasting food and healthfulness, serving an important and growing consumer need.  The brand delivers innovative recipes, nutrition advice, and resources to live a healthful lifestyle via its magazine, Web site, and portfolio of cookbooks; across all tablets; through the highly-acclaimed CookingLight Quick and Healthy Menu Maker app; and on social media platforms including, Facebook (, Twitter (@Cooking_Light), Pinterest ( and Instagram.  Cooking Light is part of the Time Inc. Lifestyle Group, a division of Time Inc., the largest magazine media company in the U.S.

Media Contacts

Stephanie Hacker, The Kids Food Festival™,, 716-499-5638
Erin Clinton, Cooking Light,, 212-522-2710

Photos courteous of: Ghazalle Badiozamani Photography

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