Kids And Cooking
Pat Zifferblatt | August 18, 2008

Better Life Unlimited recently taught a Cooking with Kids class at our local community college. While this is a sample of only 40 children between 4 and 13 years of age, what we observed was interesting:
  • Children have a natural curiosity. They loved picking up the pans to see how heavy they were. They were fascinated by the big walk-in refrigerators and commercial ovens.

  • The kids wanted to learn how to cook. Many said that their parents have the equipment like ovens and pans at home but never cook. We live in a busy society and cooking takes time the parents don’t seem to have.

  • Children are fascinated to see the fruits of their labor. Measuring and weighing the right amounts of ingredients, mixing them, and then seeing the product after preparation was most definitely cool.

  • More than just seeing the product, they had a real sense of satisfaction when they ate what they prepared.
Supervision is absolutely necessary when it comes to knives and stoves but when you have the time to cook, involve the kids. Sure it may take a little longer, but there’s no better way to help children learn how to eat better for the rest of their lives than by teaching them to do it themselves.
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