Learning to cook is a bit like learning to read. When you learn to read, you learn the letters first and then you start to put the letters together to form words. It is similar to this when you learn to cook. You first learn some basic skills that you can later put together to make meals.
Cooking is not just about making something to eat, you will be practising math (measuring, weighing, sharing), literacy (reading, and writing if you jot down some notes about the recipes), geography (learning about food and where it comes from) and much more.
Cooking uses all your senses. You can look at food, smell it, touch it, taste it and listen to it as it cooks. I think that’s pretty exciting!
You are about to learn some skills that you can use for the rest of your life. If you start cooking now, you will have lots of fun ahead of you making good food for you and your family and friends.
Have you ever cooked a meal for anyone? When you do, you will see how happy it makes people feel and how grateful they are for the time and care you have taken. This will make you feel proud too. It feels good when you cook for others.
WHY WE NEED TO EAT?
The main reason why we need to eat healthy food is because it helps us to grow, develop and stay healthy. Ideally we need to eat 3 meals a day, with 2 small snacks in between. We also need to run around and play sport to help keep us fit.