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Why kids need to learn to cook (PSA from a junior high kid)

Why kids need to learn to cook

I have a guest blogger today! My son, Liam.

He wrote a mini essay/speech for school on the importance of kids learning how to cook. He did really well on the project and so I asked him if he’d like to turn it into a blog.

So here it is, his very first blog on Why Kids Need to Learn to Cook.

Do you know how to cook?

And I don’t mean things like Kraft dinner. I mean things like spaghetti with homemade sauce or chicken, and other good things.

In America, and probably Canada too, 7 out of 9 junior high kids don’t know how to cook proper food or do it well. Kids should learn how to cook because it is something that everyone needs to know how to do.

You need to feed yourself.

If you don’t feed yourself you’re gonna die. That’s my first reason.

You have to be able to feed yourself with good food and have kitchen skills. If you do not have kitchen skills, like how to use a knife, you might hurt yourself… a lot.

Also without knife skills it will take you forever to cut your food.

You also need to know how to properly prepare and wash food.

Say you don’t wash your potatoes, which grow underground, you cook your potatoes with the dirt, and they will taste really bad.

Kids need to learn to cook

Most people don’t know how to prepare healthy food. Eating healthy food is really important because it can help prevent things like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and gout.

If all kids can make is microwave meals and Kraft Dinner, they may become obese and have other health problems.

When you know how to cook your own food you can make it healthier because you can put in veggies instead of fake cheese and pounds of salt.

Making your own food, and learning from a young age, can also save you money.

In most restaurants, it’s about $20 for a meal, and if you eat restaurant food every day it will get very expensive. But if you buy your own food you can make whatever you want, and it will be less expensive and better for you.

Kids should know how to cook

Cooking is something everyone needs to know how to do. Not only should it be taught at home, but I think this is something we can also learn at school.

Hopefully none of you guys end up moving out of your mom’s house only knowing how to make microwave meals…


Liam Sievwright
1rst Degree Reiki Practitioner, 1rst degree Taekwon-Do Black Belt, and super awesome kid


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  1. WAY TO LIAM!!!!
    I agree with every word you wrote!

    Your Buddy’s Mom,

  2. Wow this is awesome Liam. What a real treat to hear about preparing good food. This totally impressed me and keep up the good work Master Chef.

  3. Great job Liam! I have tasted some of your cooking and it is great!!

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