Kudos for Cooking with Kids

I have spent the last summer and will be spending this summer cooking with kids at the Wayne Art Center here in my community. Where are just ten reasons why I enjoy this so much…
1. Kids are fun to work with – they are open to the creative process.
2. Taking simple ingredients and putting them together to create a masterpiece- one that looks good and tastes good.
3. I can teach children basic cooking skills from sauteeing to knife skills.
4. I get to use whole local fresh foods in cooking from my community.
5. Children learn about the process of prepping ingredients, combining flavors and ingredients, cooking and even cleaning up.
6. Cooking allows me to share my nutrition knowledge.
7. Cooking helps children feel independent and able to fend for themselves later on.
8. Cooking with kids encourages them to try healthier foods.
9.Cooking with kids helps their self esteem.
10. Cooking is a skill that lasts a lifetime.
Enjoy cooking with your kids this week-end! Just pick one recipe and whip it up!