Cooking and nutrition to return to school curriculum

16 Oct 2012
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5:32 AM
As a schoolgirl of the 1950s and 1960s, I well remember the weekly Domestic Science classes. Although my mother and grandmother encouraged me to help with cooking at home from an early age, I learned a lot about nutrition in those lessons, and it eased the academic pressures for one afternoon a week.

My son was so proud of his first 'real' meal cooked at school - a delicious tuna pasta bake - that he developed a lifelong interest in food and cooking. He now cooks most of the meals at home, and his wife freely admits he's a better cook than she is.

I for one am happy that cooking is returning to the curriculum - it should never have been dropped. What about you? Any Domestic Science disasters or triumphs to share?
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