Cilie Yack's Sous Club is a cooking club for kids with celiac disease and food allergies offering educational materials, games, contests, coloring sheets, food allergy news, recipes, and more. It is all just for kids. Everything is written by our club mascot, Cilie Yack, is done in simple language so that an elementary school aged child can understand it. Our materials try to challenge and teach kids' peers about food allergies and intolerances. But more importantly, it teaches allergy suffering kids how to prepare food for themselves and gain a little kitchen independence.
We offer a COOKING CLUB CURRICULUM. This curriculum has materials parents of kids with food allergies can use to start their own local support group in their neighborhood. Our kids club curriculum is easy for parents to use. Parents don't need advanced knowledge about food allergies to implement a club. We offer two club guide books: A FOOD ALLERGY SHOPPING GUIDE and a FACILITATOR GUIDEBOOK.
We are very happy you have found us today. You are probably here because there is a child in your life with food allergies. Are you are looking to join a support group that will help your child cope with his or her dietary restrictions? Look no further! Our club is designed to offer you the framework you will need to organize and start a fun kid-centered cooking club in your own school or neighborhood. Cilie Yack's Sous Club for Kids is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization incorporated in Illinois on July 1, 2010, and it is based on a character with celiac disease in a children's chapter book entitled, Cilie Yack is Under Attack.
Our mission is to get kids eating healthy, allergy-free foods and loving it through a social cooking club that serves the needs of children on restrictive diets due to diagnosed auto immune disorders, neurological disorders, and/or food allergies and intolerances. Our club use recipes that are free from the top eight allergens, gluten, and corn in all their curriculum activity books to widen the scope and effectiveness of the program.
You will find only recipes that are free from the top 8 allergens, Gluten, and Corn! All the recipes you will find in our online curriculum and also in the upcoming activity books will follow this guideline, too. Kids with additional allergies can be accomodated, so please don't let an allergy to grapes, beef, coconuts, or sesame seeds stop you from joining our club!
Our club is structured to make it easy for volunteers to start up their own local chapter. We offer you the materials and will structure the rules and regulations of the organization for your club, freeing up your time and energy to organize, fundraise, and hold meetings for your local club. Local volunteer facilitators like yourself only need to focus on getting your core group of kids together, finding an appropriate space, applying for membership by filling out the necessary forms, collecting the membership dues from your participants, and budgeting the money for food costs and supplies throughout the year. We will provide the craft ideas, experiments, activity sheets, recipes, and inspirational materials that will empower your kids manage and proactively teach others about their condition and dietary needs. We have a forum board for you to use to help you organize and connect with other interested parents. Our club includes an online community, too, that will give local clubs a private social network similar to Facebook but with many safety measures incorporated to protect minors. This community can be used whatever way you see fit. You can make your club completely private and isolatated and only accessible to the kids in your local club. You can allow your child's profile to be public so that he or she can network with other kids who have similar allergies. The power is yours.