Cooking Improves Nutrition (duh)

Let’s file this under “well, of course:”

New research shows that cooking and gardening are good for kids’ diet and nutrition.

I love science!

a gardening, nutrition, and cooking intervention is a promising approach to improve dietary intake and attenuate weight gain in Latino children, particularly in those who are overweight.

This research is particularly cool because it indicates that not only does cooking (and gardening, at which I am terrible) lead kids to eat better food, but it can also lead to improvements in weight management. As far as I’m concerned, teaching kids to feed themselves should be a goal worthy of working toward in it own right, and it’s awesome to see that research backs up its worth.

Science! It’s awesome!

Hat tip to Urban Farm Hub for turning me on to this!