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Gearing up for another school holiday program!

July Holiday Program

Food memories created for 1000 families Claire cajoled and inspired over 1000 kids from all over the place to cook dinner for their families last school holidays. As a result over 1000 families sat down to an It’s My Turn

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Lead the conversation and let them figure it out

With all of us being so aware with just how much it costs to feed a family, giving your children an appreciation of the cost of food is essential. Usually, but not always, it is cheaper to eat at home,

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Is there a backlash to Masterchef type cooking programs?

Are we creating a new generation of kids who think cooking is stressful, complicated, requires flash equipment, fancy ingredients, a huge amount of skill and lots of time?? If you read Claire’s latest newsletter  Kids just wanna have fun you will

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VOTING CLOSED

A BIG thanks to all of you who voted, or encouraged kids to vote, for  Who’s Cooking Tonight? in the Readers Choice section of the NZ Post Children’s Book Awards. Voting closed yesterday and we are thrilled to say that we

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Take a minute to reflect…

When it comes to cooking and passing on food skills – what sorts of things do you want for your child??

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The philosphy behind Teaching Children to Cook & It’s My Turn to Cook Tonight…

We now clearly have two lines of strategy and communication… adult to adult (www.TeachChildrenToCook.com –  you are here!!) teen to teen (www.ItsMyTurnToCookTonight.com) These both work in tandem to support each other.  I think the easiest way to share what we

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teenage cooking – eight tips we learnt for parents

As I reflect back on 2010 I realize just how far this teenage cooking project has come. It has been a very steep learning curve for Claire and I – in fact at times I think it is so steep

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Feedback on Who’s Cooking Tonight? is fantastic…

We have been overwhelmed at the positive feedback we have been getting from everywhere  ( media,  teens, parents and teachers)  about the new book. Seems we have ‘hit the nerve’ on an issue that has been bothering many of us

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Five reasons to start teaching easy kids recipes with potatoes

Success teaching cooking with children is much more likely if you start off with foods that they really like. In my experience I have found that it is ideal to start with easy kids recipes using familiar foods, like potatoes,

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Been There Burnt That – Claire shares her food secrets!

After  months of waiting Who’s Cooking Tonight? is finally here!  Check this out to see why Claire thinks all these easy kids recipes are a total must have! Pop over to Claire’s site if you want to have a look

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Everyday Health Guest Post

Everyday Health Guest Post

October 21st, 2013

An interesting study out of America looking at the merits of vegetarianism. Certainly food for thoug…More>>

Visit our kids site

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It's My Turn to Cook Tonight is hosted by my daughter Claire, this is our kids site with no adults visible at all there! Both our sites, Food Savvy Kids and It's My Turn To Cook Tonight, are intertwined with identical intent of getting kids food savvy.