Awareness about food hygiene and nutritional intake is very important to be taught to children from an early age because it can foster their awareness to pay more attention to the quality of food consumed now until later when grow up. Inviting children into the kitchen is a positive activity, because the practical cooking experience (hands on-active learning) has been shown to change children's behavior and views about food.
The author has conducted research on 300 class VII students at Labschool, Kebayoran Junior Highschool, and the results showed that children who underwent active cooking classes (hands on-active learning) showed significant positive behavioral changes compared to children who watched cooking demonstrations (passive learning).
The more children are involved in cooking activities from an early age, then they will understand the "miracle of cooking". By learning how to cook, they are not only receiving goodness for themselves but also to those around them.