An attorney at law, Andrew Barovick, is a partner at Alegria & Barovick LLP, a law firm that handles medical malpractice, personal injury, and products liability cases. As a parent, Andrew Barovick enjoys spending time with and cooking for his family.
Although cooking with children takes extra time and effort, experts think that it is beneficial for the family’s health. Cooking motivates kids to eat healthy food, such as fruits and vegetables, beans, lean meat and fish, and whole grain. Cooking with kids can also get them excited about trying foods they may otherwise think they dislike.
Aside from that, the American Heart Association reports that cooking with children helps combat obesity. When a family cooks together, they minimize the need for eating highly processed food outside the house. It also paves the way for scheduled family meals. Other than that, children can learn how to plan meals, shop for food, and prepare various dishes.