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Healthy Hands Cooking Featured in Columbia Business Monthly Magazine

April 25, 2016

You may be surprised to discover that Healthy Hands Cooking doesn’t rely on just great tasting smoothie recipes to flourish and thrive, but rather on a complex and integrated software technology platform that is the hub of all they do.

“We’re fighting childhood obesity on a national scale, and our website
is a 24/7 marketing, sales, training, and support machine” states Jan
Pinnington, Founder & CEO.  “With the help of
USC/Columbia’s Technology Incubator, we’re finding the right partners
and programmers to take our company to the next level so that the user’s
experience is nothing short of spectacular”.

Healthy Hands Cooking is a Columbia based business with national and international reach through its one-of-a-kind, online, Certified Cooking Instructor training program.  Entrepreneurial women and stay-at-home moms can learn everything they need to know to start a career teaching kids about nutrition and healthy
cooking from the comfort of their home computer, and then take what
they learn into their own communities by offering cooking classes,
camps, and birthday parties to children ages 2-13.

With no brick or mortar, HHC’s website is the front door to its current 280 plus instructors and more than 8,000 students and growing.   Not only can a prospective instructor get trained, tested, supported and start their career online, but excited parents can also find and register their kids for healthy and fun cooking classes based on zip code.

Healthy Hands Cooking is expecting to grow to 15,000 certified instructors (one for every McDonald’s restaurant in North America), with more than 100,000 children attending HHC classes each year.

To find out more about becoming a Healthy Hands Cooking Certified Instructor or to enroll your child in an upcoming class or cooking camp, please visit their website at





Jan Pinnington

Jan Pinnington is the founder of Healthy Hands Cooking.