Mini-Grant Recipient Success Stories: Dream Chefs

Dream Chefs was awarded a 2017-2018 Healthier Jupiter Mini Grant for their Kids Can Cook! Program.

Dream Chefs provided hands on cooking classes to 45 Jupiter Elementary School students for 3 to 6 week sessions.

Studies have shown that the exposing of children to new foods, teach them about healthful eating and develop their sense of self-efficacy, thereby increasing the likelihood of a change to better eating habits and hopefully disease prevention. Dream Chefs is a spin-off of the currently operational “Fun Chefs,” a private based cooking program

The students created mini PSAs to encourage more people to eat healthy. Check them out below!

Dream Chefs’ Kids Can Cook! Project meets Healthier Jupiter’s Mini-Grant focus area to increase availability and affordability of fresh, healthy foods.

About Healthier Jupiter’s 2019-2020 Mini-Grant Program

Healthier Jupiter, a community initiative founded to address health and quality of life issues, for the fourth year in a row, Healthier Jupiter will offer Mini Grants to impact the health of our community. The goal of the Mini Grants is to fund innovative projects that have measurable impact and can create meaningful, transformative change in the health, wellness and success of the greater Jupiter community. The grants will allow civic organizations, churches, temples, schools, government entities and nonprofits to fund pilot ideas to improve our collective community health in one of four focus areas:

  1. Increase the availability and affordability of fresh, healthy foods;

  2. Help individuals become more physically active on a regular basis;

  3. Encourage people to engage mentally and physically to practice healthy behaviors; and/or

  4. Support changes in the built environment and community policies that promote equitable opportunities for healthy living.

For more information about Healthier Jupiter’s Mini-Grant Program please visit Here you can learn about past recipients, get some great inspiration from innovative ideas from around the country, and submit an interest form (which is required to submit a grant).

Healthier Jupiter is funded through a generous grant from Palm Health Foundation in partnership with Jupiter Medical Center, as part of the countywide Healthier Together Initiative.