‘Teach Your Kids Basics Of Cooking’
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is on a global mission to get children to eat right
OVER 42 MILLION kids under the age of five the world over are overweight or obese. Food education, says Jamie Oliver, is then the best defence against health disorders. Through cooking lessons in schools and local communities, and global campaigns, the chef-restaurateur is working to spread awareness about healthier eating habits. Excerpts from an interview: esteem and even depression. The problem today is not accessibility to nutritious food, but accessibility to proper food education. To avoid any kind of mistake, I suggest you to cook from scratch. And use fresh produce. The majority of your sugar intake should come from fresh fruit and vegetables, and from milk. Opt for water instead of a sugary fizzy drink. health issues. Make children aware of this. Parents should expose their child’s palette to new tastes and cuisines. Teach your kids basic cooking skills. It could be a first step to make them understand the importance of freshly prepared home food. The more educated children are about food, the more likely they are to appreciate your suggestions to eat healthy. Cooking is an ideal way to boost self-worth and teach responsibility. I have four daughters. My oldest is six and my fifth one is on the way! My children have been taught about nutrition from a young age. We don’t ban anything. Everything can be eaten in moderation.