A new Epicurious article, published over the weekend, highlights the Children's Aid Go!Chefs program as part of a discussion about the importance of engaging school-age children in cooking activities. With some expert input from Stefania Patinella, our director of food and nutrition programs, the author talks about kitchen safety tips, the basics of smart shopping, and some age-appropriate recipes to try out. But the article also covers some of the less tangible benefits of programs like Go!Chefs. As Stefania puts it, "Cooking is about self-efficacy. When kids cook, they think, I can do this! And that self-esteem can be more important than the actual skills they gain at this stage."
Read the full article here.