Kids Who Cook Are Hungrier for Healthy Food Choices
“Getting kids to pass up junk food in favour of healthier fruits and veggies has led to many a mealtime meltdown… researchers… offer a simple solution: give them an apron…”
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University of Alberta researchers completed a survey of 5th grade students in 151 schools in Canada and found that encouraging kids to get involved in preparing food led to improvements in nutritional choices, both for the children and their parents. As an example of some of the results, children who cooked their own food had a similar preference to fruits as opposed to vegetables, whereas children who don’t cook their own food tended to prefer fruits over vegetables.