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Why cooking skills are the key to healthy eating

Posted by: admin | Posted on: March 9th, 2012 | 0 Comments

A great BBC article here

Parents who want their children to eat more fruit and vegetables should give them an apron and let them cook, recent research suggests. By teaching our children to cook they are more likely to grow up to be healthy adults because they have a better knowledge of cooking techniques, preparing food and new tastes. Watching talented amateur cooks on Masterchef and gazing longingly at meals concocted by TV celebrity chefs is fine, but actually doing the cooking ourselves is what matters.

When it comes to young children, I Can Cook on CBeebies might hold their interest while you put on the washing but it’s no replacement for getting out the butter and flour and letting them make a mess, or so new research has found.

for the full article click here

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