For the last five years parents in the UK have been bombarded with messages about feeding our kids healthier food. Here at Great British Chefs we believe that while it’s one thing to cook healthier meals at home, actually teaching your kids to cook themselves is the best way to help them learn where food comes from and how to eat a balanced diet. They’ll learn invaluable skills that they will keep with them for life, enabling them to become healthy adults that are confident in the kitchen.
It’s not just us saying this - parents agree with us. We surveyed over 1,200 parents across the UK and found that a huge 97% are in favour of the government’s recent proposals to make cooking lessons compulsory. It seems the kids are in agreement too: 75% of parents said their kids love being the kitchen and often ask to cook. So, a healthy, fun activity that the whole family can enjoy; what’s not to like?
For our new Cooking With Kids collection we’ve asked 21 of the UK’s greatest chefs, including Marcus Wareing, Nathan Outlaw, Lisa Allen and Frances Atkins, to provide us with recipes of the food they cook at home with their children. Every recipe has tips for how to get your kids involved in the kitchen, along with GDAs with nutritional information to help you make sure they're getting a balanced diet.
We’ve also produced 20 how-to videos, in-depth articles covering everything from rules and safety tips
to the psychological benefits of cooking with kids
, while our network of bloggers have been busy giving us all their tips and tricks about family-friendly cooking over on our blog
In April this will all be made available in our fourth iPhone and iPad App ‘Great British Chefs Kids’, which will be available free from the iTunes store and will present our wonderful Cooking With Kids recipes in a beautifully designed and easy to use app that both adults and kids will love.
We hope you enjoy our new collection. If you have been inspired to get your kids cooking let us know via email at email@example.com
, or share your family's culinary adventures on our Facebook page
, via Twitter