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Cooking in School has an Impact

Chefs Adopt a School is a program founded in 1990 by a UK culinary association, the Academy of Culinary Arts. In this program, professional chefs visit local primary schools to present a brief series of cooking-related classes. The idea behind the program is to improve future generations' health by teaching basic food preparation skills along with healthy eating and nutrition. The program reaches about 21,000 schoolchildren each year.

It's a fantastic idea, but in this age of limited resources it's important to make sure the money spent on such programs such as these is truly effective. A team of researchers at the Centre for Food Policy at the City University London noted that cooking initiatives like this one cost over 30 million pounds between 2008 and 2011 and were performed "without any rigorous evaluation" (5 2013;62:50-59), which is like teaching math classes without ever administering a test - there's no evidence that the children have learned anything. Cooking in School has an Impact

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