How Teaching Kids to Cook Builds Confidence and Community

Julie Van Rosendaal recently wrote about the multitude of positive benefits from teaching food literacy skills – from meal planning to shopping for groceries to cookies and sitting down together for a meal –  to children as young as possible in an article posted in the Globe and Mail.

Some of these benefits include: increased self-confidence, practicing life skills earlier on (from problem-solving and budgeting to nutrition and collaboration), allowing kids a much needed release of energy in a controlled environment, and encouraging healthier food decisions at a smaller cost later in life.

Read more about the benefits and the different initiatives nationally and here at home that are getting children in the kitchen here!