Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Doing it for the kids

We’ve all heard about the need to teach youngsters more about where their food comes from and how to cook it.

Encouraging youngsters to learn more about food and how to cook it hasn’t been far from the headlines in recent memory and it’s an area where EBLEX has been taking a lead.

For the last seven years, EBLEX has been blazing a trail in encouraging young people aged 11-16 to cook with beef and lamb by backing the Red Tractor beef and lamb Make it with Mince Challenge, developing recipes and cooking them from scratch.

Illustrating the wider work that EBLEX carries out, not only does it engage with and inspire young people to get hands on cooking experience, but it helps them to learn about the importance of good nutrition, quality ingredients and understanding where food comes from.

Of course, a bit of celebrity doesn’t do any harm, and the 2012 competition which launched this week for youngsters with that passion to cook and is again being fronted by top TV chef James Martin.

It’s clearly proved popular as a fun way of getting youngsters hands on experience in the kitchen, learning about quality ingredients and also having great fun.

EBLEX’s other educational work includes supporting the 5by25 campaign to help people learn to cook at least five dishes by the time they’re 25 with recipes, videos and advice to get people in the kitchen and cooking for themselves.

So, from the classroom to young adulthood, EBLEX is there every step of the way to help ensure cooking skills and knowledge of food aren’t lost.