Kids of all ages should be getting into the kitchen with mom or dad and cooking together . . . with farm fresh foods. But children need to LEARN HOW . . . and cooking makes a wonderful teaching time for measuring, arithmetic, science, health and learning a little about the nutritional science behind their creations. Now they can with the new Healthy Kids Recipe Cards featuring nutrient-dense recipes by Anji Sandage. (She told me on the phone that she spent fifteen years collecting and perfecting the recipes for her children and all of her nieces and nephews—and recently upgraded them to natural food ingredients.)
They will love you more for giving them the opportunity to cook real food a few times a week. Kids (and adults) need structure and direction and like being an important part of a functional family. A sense of accomplishment gives them the self esteem that only truly comes by earning it through achievement with the blessing of the entire family. They crave this stuff.
It is far more important to make time for this useful learning activity than in practicing soccer during the week for that game on Sunday, or worse, wasting time on video games, television and other such temporary gratification devices.
Most families, it seems, are suffering from FNDD–familial nutritional-deficiency disorder. To help cure FNDD, Anji Sandage of Salt Lake City has made Healthy Kids Recipe Cards and they are instantly down-loadable right here! (Some of you know about Anji– she runs the 8000-strong Raw Milk site on Facebook and the 100% Natural Family blog. She is also the Weston A. Price Foundation chapter leader for Salt Lake City).