Cooking with Kids
Research shows that when students have the opportunity to taste healthy foods and learn about how food is grown, they make healthier food choices! In turn, those healthy foods improve academic outcomes in core subjects and increase the willingness of students to try new foods. Cooking helps students learn core content across all disciplines, gets them excited about eating good food, and celebrates a successful school garden harvest.
- Keep it simple: Focus on raw or minimally cooked recipes with 2-4 ingredients
- Involve students with cooking utensils appropriate for their age
- Connect recipes with curriculum; cooking links easily to history, geography, math, physical science, and health
- Collaborate with cafeteria staff and nutrition department; they often love to help with classroom cooking projects when resources and time allow