Sponsors & Partners

KidsCOOK Productions and Ingredients for Education/Filmmaker's Collaborative (501 3) appreciate your generous support. Without YOU, there's no Kickin' in the Kitchen!

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SPONSORs & Partners

The Heckscher Foundation for Children
The Heckscher Foundation was founded in 1921to promote the welfare of children in New York and elsewhere throughout the United States. Today,  it provides grants to youth-­‐serving organizations in the fields of education, family services, child welfare, health, arts and recreation.
USDA - National Institute of Food and Agriculture
In 2011, KidsCOOK Productions is supported by the small business innovative research program of the USDA – National Institute of Food and Agriculture (2011-33610-30470).
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), part of the executive branch of the Federal Government. Congress created NIFA through the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. NIFA replaced the former Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), which had been in existence since 1994.
Thomas L. Kempner, Jr. Fund
The Thomas L. Kempner Jr. Fund is a private fund in New York that supports a wide range of philanthropic activities.
Boston University
Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College is an institution of higher education, which fosters critical and innovative thinking to best serve the health care needs of society through academics, research and clinical practice. As reported by US News and World Report, its graduate programs are ranked within the top 15% in the country. For more information and to learn about degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech, language and hearing sciences, health science, athletic training, human physiology and nutrition, visit http://www.bu.edu/sargent.
Founded in 1839, Boston University is an internationally recognized private research university with more than 30,000 students participating in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. BU consists of 17 colleges and schools along with a number of multi-disciplinary centers and institutes which are central to the school's research and teaching mission.
Best Bones Forever
Best Bones Forever! is a national bone health campaign for girls ages 9-14. Led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health, Best Bones Forever!  encourages girls to eat foods with calcium and vitamin D and get enough physical activity to build strong bones. The Campaign integrates friendship and fun, encouraging girls and their BFFs to “grow strong together, stay strong forever.” To learn more about the Campaign, visit the website for girls (www.bestbonesforever.gov) or check it out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/bestbonesforever) and Twitter (@bestbones4ever)!
Robert Gordon University
Fat Body Slim: Shape Matters
Developed by Robert Gordon University, Fat Body Slim is an interactive experience that explains the science behind fat, empowering informed choices. The exhibit delves behind the headlines to investigate the science behind obesity, body shape and health, demonstrating Robert Gordon University's cutting-edge obesity research through a series of accessible and interactive displays.  http://www.fatbodyslim.org
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MassChallenge
KickinKitchen.TV won a MassChallenge grant in 2011.  MassChallenge is the world’s largest startup accelerator and competition.  The nonprofit organization selects over 100 startup companies annually to participate in its four-month accelerator program, which provides entrepreneurs access to expert mentors, marketing and media resources, funding opportunities and free office space in Boston. Following the four-month accelerator period, MassChallenge awards $1 million in grants to the program’s top companies.
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Boston Public Schools
As the birthplace of public education in this nation, the Boston Public Schools is committed to transforming the lives of all children through exemplary teaching in a world-class system of innovative, welcoming schools. We partner with the community, families, and students to develop in every learner the knowledge, skill, and character to excel in college, career, and life.
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CSPI
Founded by executive director Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. and two other scientists, CSPI carved out a niche as the organized voice of the American public on nutrition, food safety, health and other issues during a boom of consumer and environmental protection awareness in the early 1970s. CSPI has long sought to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry’s powerful influence on public opinion and public policies.
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Boston Collaborative for Food & Fitness
The Boston Collaborative for Food & Fitness (BCFF) is a city-wide partnership working to improve community health through a comprehensive initiative addressing issues related to food and fitness. Our commitment to racial equity is the foundation for our core strategies. The Collaborative is comprised of dynamic individuals representing a diverse group of sectors, including healthcare, government, education, youth development, food systems, social services and residents.
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Boston Local Food Festival
For one spectacular day Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts transformed the Greenway and the City of Boston into the nation's largest local & sustainable food hub! With 120 diverse vendors from across New England and an turnout of 40,000 people, this year’s festival was a great success and the feedback from festival-goers and the media alike has been incredible!
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Kids Food Festival
The Kids Food Festival is a weekend event in New York City focusing on educating families about making balanced food choices through fun and flavorful activities.
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NYC Media
NYC Media, part of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, is the official TV, radio and online network of New York City, informing, educating and entertaining New Yorkers about the City's diverse people and neighborhoods, government, services, attractions and activities.
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National Institute of Food and Agriculture
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), part of the executive branch of the Federal Government. Congress created NIFA through the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008. NIFA replaced the former Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES), which had been in existence since 1994.
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Small Business Innovation Research
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.
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kidSAFE®
KickinKitchen.tv is certified by the kidSAFE® Seal Program. The kidSAFE®Seal Program is an independent certification service and seal program that reviews and certifies the safety practices of children-friendly websites and applications, includingkid-targeted game sites, virtual worlds, social networks, PC and mobile apps, web-connected devices, and other similar online and interactive products. Click on the sealor go to www.kidsafeseal.com for more information.”

in-kind Contributions

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, LLP
We are here to serve our clients, but also to contribute to the greater good.
Whole Foods River Street
Located on 340 River Street, we are celebrating our 10th year in the Cambridgeport community.  Whole Foods River Street is the only metro Boston/Cambridge Whole Foods market to sell beer and wine and we are open from 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM seven days a week. Follow them on Twitter @WholeFoodsRVR or like them on Facebook.
Roche Bros
At Roche Bros. we are committed to providing our customers with only the freshest and highest of quality products. Products ranging from the freshest produce, which is hand selected each day for quality, appearance and flavor, to our very own Roche Bros.
Create a Cook
At Create a Cook, we help adults and kids learn to cook fresh, healthy meals for themselves, their friends and their families - after all, eating delicious food is one of life's great pleasures!
XO Athletics
At X0 we are committed to making Intelligent sports protection products that enhance an athlete's on field performance; ultimately helping them stay healthy and in the game!

Co-production sponsors & Partners for Finky's kitchen

Unilever
Unilever
Unilever, one of the world’s largest consumer products companies, aims to add vitality to life by meeting everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care. Each day, around the world, consumers make 150 million decisions to purchase Unilever products. The company has a portfolio of brands that make people feel good, look good and get more out of life. In the United States these brands include recognized names such as: Axe, “all,” Ben & Jerry’s, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Hellmann’s, Lipton, Knorr, Popsicle, Promise, Q-Tips, Skippy, Slim-Fast, Snuggle, Suave, Sunsilk and Vaseline. All of the preceding brand names are registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies. Dedicated to serving consumers and the communities where we live, work and play, Unilever in the United States employs approximately 13,000 people in 60 office and manufacturing sites in 24 states and Puerto Rico – generating nearly $10 billion in sales in 2006. For more information visit www.unileverusa.com.
Department Of Education
Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education provided funding through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to support research and development for this curriculum-based educational TV series and Web site. Distribution of educational materials connected with Finky’s Kitchen to schools and after-school programs is being organized through a partnership with the National Institutes of Health.
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SCETV
SCETV is South Carolina’s statewide public broadcasting network. For over 40 years, it has harnessed television’s enormous power to inform and stimulate young minds. For example, SCETV launched The Magic School Bus, the first fully animated series to air on PBS. SCETV has 11 television stations, 8 radio stations and a closed-circuit educational telecommunications system in more than 2,000 schools, colleges, businesses and government agencies. SCETV uses TV, radio, satellite and the Internet to advance education, culture and citizenship.

Boston City TV
Boston City TV is the city television service featuring city news, announcements and notices as well as public affairs and educational programming on Comcast Channel 24 and RCN Channel 13, and on the web. It can be accessed online at http://www.cityofboston.gov/cable/live.asp
New York Common Pantry
NY Common Pantry Program is New York City's largest community-based food pantry and is designed to meet the needs of our families by providing culturally-appropriate and nutritiously-balanced food.
JiveHealth
JiveHealth is building mobile games to help your kids build healthier eating habits. They are a start-up gaming organization and were named winner of the Partnership for a Healthier America’s “End Childhood Obesity Innovation Challenge” at the 2013 Building a Healthier America Summit in Washington DC. JiveHealth developed Easy Eater 2, an iPhone game designed to teach your kids to eat healthier by eating more fruits and veggies.