Virtual Experiences

Children are learning and growing every day.  The Lifestyle Prep program for Kids allows children, tweens, and teens to explore the lifestyle building process.
Leadership opportunities are available for all ages.
Daddy's Greek Potato Virtual Event
Virtual experiences are appropriate for kids to tweens.  Events are 30 minutes - 60 minutes in length depending on the participant's age.
A reading of Daddy's Greek Potato Pie, fun-filled projects, hosting and teacher assistant, and baking experiences are age-appropriate and open to all.  Activities are great for the family as well.     
Young chefs will make and bake Daddy's Greek Potato Pie in the comfort of their homes.  Using a step-by-step recipe, CC Minton will lead participants as they mix, mash, and have fun just like Alexa and Ava McClure did.  The hands-on experience teaches about science, math, weighing, measuring and problem-solving using ingredients from all the food groups. The baking experience is in line with the USDA's choose my plate. 

Baking Class

In the Kitchen



Join CC as she cooks

Daddy's Greek Potato Pie 

with the Alexis and Ava McClure

of Discovery Twins


Young chefs, led by author CC Minton, will follow the story of Daddy’s Greek Potato Pie and learn about science, math, weighing, measuring and problem-solving while mixing, mashing, and preparing their own take-home potato pie.  Using provided ingredients from all food groups, bakers decipher the USDA  

Daddy's Greek Potato Pie

Shining the light on lifestyle for kids

Shining the light on lifestyle for kids

CC Minton is an inspirational speaker, author and role model! I had the pleasure of inviting Ms. Minton to Mendham Country Day as a featured speaker for the students. Ms. Minton provided the students with a most thoughtful program that included: Reading the students her book, engaging the students in a robust discussion on healthy eating and career opportunities and to assist the students in the preparation of a tasty and healthy snack.

The Book




by NJ Author


A book about

healthy Eating

It's the weekend and Dylan can't wait to share Daddy's special recipe with his friend Drew.  Drew is not sure about Dylan's dad's special treat - it's a vegetable pie and he wonders if he'll like it. Dylan and Drew have questions and both learn about why the pie is good for them.  After adding the new ingredients to the recipe, they are both pleasantly surprised that a vegetable pie could taste so good.


Now Dylan and Drew both love Daddy's Greek Potato Pie - it's a healthy special treat!  Trying to please a picky eater? Pick up Daddy's Greek Potato Pie, and you're one step closer to doing so! 


Daddy's Greek Potato Pie is available at AmazonBarnes and Noble, Loot, Kalahari in  and is also available at your favorite specialty shop.  

Thank you for teaching us about fruits and vegetables.  We appreciate you answering our questions and listening to our comments.  We loved your wonderful book, and we learned many new things. Thank you for the delicious pie!

- STUDENTS at Hoboken Charter School, Hoboken NJ

Ms. Minton,

What great nutrition presentations today for grades preK– 5.  The sessions were highly interactive and allowed for much student engagement.  We just thank you so very, very much.   Again, the LA Spencer Nutrition Advisory Council would like to communicate our appreciation to you.  Oh, by the way, after the last group had  lunch, a 2nd grader came up to me and said, “Ms. James, I ate healthy today”.  I said, Great, what did you eat?  He gladly responded, “I ate my apple”.  You made a difference today Ms. Minton!!!!



CC has provided many different types of literacy, nutrition, community services to our East Orange Child Development Corporation Head Start program. From teaching our teachers to implementing nutrition (workshop) through her book Daddy's Greek Potato Pie using nutrition creating healthy snacks... to modeling reading said story to our parents. I recommend CC Minton for the aforementioned skills along with a barrage of other community services activities.

Cheryl Filipowicz, Education Manager, EO Child Development Corporation


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