Educating Children About Food

I thought some of you might enjoy this. Jamie Oliver, a winner of the 2010 TED Prize, talks about how America can help its young people live longer and healthier through better school cafeteria programs and education about food. His recommendations are interesting: kids should know what they’re eating, and they should be able to cook at least ten healthy recipes by the time they leave school.

I credit Jamie Oliver for starting my own interest in cooking.  He makes it sound fun, and he communicates his passion for food through his words.  I think this is a good prescription not just for schools, but also for parents.  We parents need to do more to raise our children to appreciate and to know food.

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