Child and Adolescent Cooking Research

Studies show that supporting youth in developing cooking skills improves dietary intake and can lead to better mental health outcomes. In the Child and Adolescent Cooking Research Library we consolidate research on how cooking is affecting our youths’ physical and mental health.

Featured Cooking Research Abstract

Child eating behaviors, parental feeding practices and food shopping motivations during the COVID-19 lockdown in France: (How) did they change?

Kaat Philippe, Claire Chabanet, Sylvie Issanchou, Sandrine Monnery-Patris l 2021



Cooking Research Categories

How does the family environment impact kids' eating behaviors? Can cooking interventions result in children eating better throughout their lifespan? Do cooking skills make a difference in university students' dietary behaviors? This library exists to capture the research that answers these questions.

Kids Applied Culinary Research Lab

This section provides applied resources for parents to help their their kids be self-sufficient with food skills.

The Power of Teaching Kids to Cook | Katie Kimball | Cancelled TEDx talk

Katie Kimball is advocating for the importance of kids learning how to cook


Books for Kids and Parents