Why Teach Your Kids to Cook?
Cooking with kids is a powerful way to instill a lifelong appreciation of good food and healthy eating habits. Children are naturally drawn to the challenge and creativity of preparing food—proudly sharing their culinary creations with family members and friends—making cooking a natural choice for fostering a sense of independence and competence as well as an awareness of the important role food plays in a healthy lifestyle.
“Cooking with your kids–which leads inexorably to sitting down and eating meals as a family–is one of the simplest yet most powerful steps you can take to improving your family’s health and well-being, as well as the health of the entire food system.”
-Michael Pollan, Author, Professor of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley