KickinKitchen.TV Offers Kids a One-Stop Destination for the First-Ever Tween Musical-Sitcom-Style TV and Web Series Airing on TV on NYC Life Channel 25 and in NYC Taxis

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Beginning January 31, 2012 multi-platform site encourages nutrition, cooking, and healthy eating – in a totally fresh package.

“We think our concept will help educate teens about the importance of healthy eating and fitness using an innovative entertainment and interactive approach,” said Executive Producer Natasha Lance Rogoff.

KidsCOOK Productions announces the launch of KickinKitchen.TV a ground-breaking multimedia comedy series about four teens creating and starring in their very own musical cooking show. Beginning Tuesday, January 31, 2012, KickinKitchen.TV will air on NYC life (Channel 25), the flagship station of the official network of the City of New York, and will also run in New York City taxicabs. KickinKitchen.TV will air throughout the week on NYC life – Saturdays at 7:30am and 3:30pm, Tuesdays at 11am, Wednesday at 11am, and Thursdays at 10am.

KickinKitchen.TV is a one-of-a-kind original series that serves up relevant and reliable educational content for kids 8-12 years old. The show stars Reyna, an ambitious teen girl who aspires to be America’s "Next Top Teen Chef.” Reyna hosts an online cooking show with her best friends Stacy, Max and Devonand the show becomes an overnight sensation.

KickinKitchen.TV is the brainchild of Natasha Lance Rogoff, former Executive Producer of Sesame Street International. Rogoff, an Award-Winning television producer, created 182 half-hour original foreign language episodes of the series on location in Russia and Mexico. Additionally, Rogoff has earned numerous awards for her documentary films, children's shows, and current affairs programming for ABC, NBC, and PBS Frontline.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to launch our series in one of my favorite cities in the world but I’m equally excited that our series will also be available to everyone on the web at KickinKitchen.TV, making a difference in kids' lives,” said Executive Producer Natasha Lance Rogoff. “We think our concept will help educate teens about the importance of healthy eating and fitness using innovative entertainment and an interactive approach.”

KickinKitchen.TV will also feature special inspirational celebrity guests ranging from chefs to NFL Stars to NBA Players. Chef Daniel Boulud and Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver Greg Jennings will make cameo appearances in the first six episodes, offering insight and advice to kids and families.

Encouraging sharing on a fully integrated website, social media platforms, and mobile devices, KickinKitchen.TV will become the go-to online destination for kids to connect, share, and learn about the joys of eating well and living healthy. Users can watch web episodes, upload videos and photos, enter contests, exchange recipes, watch music videos, get nutrition and fitness tips, and play interactive games. KickinKitchen.TV inspires kids and families to make healthy choices about food and fitness while keeping everyone entertained!

About KidsCOOK Productions: Founded in 2005, the premier multimedia entertainment company in Cambridge, MA produces KickinKitchen.TV. Our mission is to fight childhood obesity and to revolutionize food and health culture by reaching kids and families where they live, learn, eat, and play. KidsCOOK Productions is a funding recipient of the 2011 USDA-SBIR Award, and a 2011 Entrepreneur Finalist of Mass Challenge. Boston University, Harvard School of Public Health, and Yale University academics provide educational and nutritional expertise to KidsCOOK Productions.

About NYC MEDIA: Part of the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, NYC Media is the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York, informing, educating, and entertaining New Yorkers about the City’s diverse people and neighborhoods, government services, attractions, and activities. NYC Media oversees several television channels, a radio station, and other online assets. NYC life – Channel 25 on most systems and Channel 22 on Cablevision – explores arts and culture, entertainment and lifestyle, and history and education, and features the people and places that make our city unique. NYC life is available in the New York tri-state area on broadcast, cable, and satellite channels. Visit nyc.gov/media for local cable and satellite listings.

Please visit http://www.KickinKitchen.TV for more information.

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