Friday, February 12, 2010

Meals Worth Preparing

Cooking. Teaching children to cook is crucial and it's something I don't think about. My only experience with children has been with my niece and nephew. They have been able to hold their own in a kitchen since they were able to reach the stove. I assumed that was normal. Apparently, not all kids are raised this way. Sadly, many cannot even correctly identify whole fruits and vegetables. Then they grow into adults who rely on TV dinners, packaged cereals, and fast food for fuel instead of cooking their own food. Don't get me wrong. I love to dine out, occasionally, but to depend on a stranger's cooking every day is... strange. However, I have seen those close to me succumb to the convenience of fast food and then watched them crumble. It's time to learn how to use all of our fancy kitchen equipment, once again. Every day.

This is just one of the many great points made in Jamie Oliver's TED presentation. It's a twenty minute video, but well worth your time. Nutritional diseases are preventable. There are no more excuses. We can only place so much blame on the food industry; the rest falls on our shoulders. Thank you for the link, Pedro.

See you in the kitchen.

1 comment:

  1. Ok, I posted a comment a few days ago...did it not work? Oh well...I liked this post. I hope that my niece and nephews can one day cook and learn about nutrition. :o)