Basic cooking skills
How many kids do you know who know how to boil water? Most likely, you know loads of kids who are clueless...regarding basic culinary skills!
"If you are the parent of a teen or a young adult living at home, you still have time to pass on one of life's most useful and rewarding skills. Teaching your kids to cook is like teaching them to balance a checkbook or keep enough gas in the car, says Sandy Smith, a food writer and pastry chef in Saugerties, N.Y. "It's a survival skill."
Not only is teaching cooking skills important, the time we spend together, learning an art we can immediatley appreciate in many senses (sight, smell and taste!), is worth its weight in gold! How often do you spend time with your family learning new, fun, important things?
Please take the time to watch this important video of Jamie Oliver talking about the importance of teaching our kids about our food system and the direct relationship between diet and health.