I just came across this really interesting study carried out across the Island of Ireland;Learning cooking skills at different ages: a cross-sectional study. It showed a direct correlation between food preparation skills at an early age and a person’s diet thereafter. It seems that kids who can cook; go on to retain those culinary skills, eat healthier, have a healthier relationship with food and a better quality of diet later in life.
Results showed that child (<12 years) and/or teen (13–18 years) learners had significantly greater numbers of, and confidence in, their cooking and food skills, cooking practices, cooking attitudes, diet quality (with the exception of fibre intake where adult learners were higher) and health.Learning cooking skills at different ages: a cross-sectional study
At Duck Egg & Lime we’ve always believed that cooking is one of the most valuable life skills you can impart on your children but it was amazing to see such conclusive results in this comprehensive study. Establishing healthy eating habits is at the core of all our cooking camps, workshops and parties – all of course, while having fun!