SuperValu is launching a new cooking programme for kids called Cooking All-Stars, based on the RED C research, which reveals that 91% of parents of primary school children would like to see them being taught how to cook in school.
"Cooking is a valuable life skill and starting early will ultimately develop a healthier and more rounded relationship with food," said Dr. Ciara Kelly.
"The SuperValu Cooking All-Stars will give kids, and more importantly their parents, the confidence to safely handle tricky and precarious tasks like preparing vegetables and safely cooking healthy recipes like scrambled eggs, banana pancakes and even a delicious quesadilla.”
Even though 69% of parents of primary school children are reportedly including their children in preparing meals, it involves them in basic tasks, such as stirring the pot and adding ingredients to a bowl.
Cooking All-Stars is running throughout the country in this month, designed to teach primary school children the crucial life skill of cooking to ensure that the next generation is going to be healthier and more confident in the kitchen, while experiencing a bonding moment with their parents.
“This idea was born from our desire to help the next generation to eat healthier and develop an understanding of what constitutes good food," said Des O’Mahony, marketing director at SuperValu.
"The programme was carefully designed by a panel of nutritionists, chefs and teachers to make sure that both the teachers and the children will enjoy the programme as well as learn about practical life skills and a healthy eating ethos along the way.”
SuperValu Cooking All-Stars is sending each participating school a cooking kit which includes an amount of utensils and equipment, a recipe book and a training on how to implement the programme in the class room.
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