Benefits of cooking with kids

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Benefits of cooking with kids

Cooking together and having a new conversation about where our food comes from and what's healthy for us, how to avoid foods that put weight on our bodies that's unnecessary, foods that are too sugary that are not good for us happens right there in the kitchen with the family. So that conversation with food is so important. That allows a kid to open up and talk, and it's just such a warm environment. And to eat together, what great memories that allows is what food we ate with our family at a certain age.

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Steven was born and grew up in Southern California. His parents were from Lebanon and had lived in a village and a society that was very in tune with nature and the natural cycles of their surroundings, and very self sufficient with growing food. At a young age he was attracted to his mother’s gardening passion and her magical ways of growing food. In 1970 he was graduating from high school, and the first Earth Day was April of that year. Earth Day made a positive change in the way he saw the planet, the air, water, population and our waste. He started wondering how we can live in our natural world with balance and less damage. Steven has a Bachelor of Science degree in
 Horticultural and Agricultural Sciences. After college, he volunteered for the Peace Corps and spent two years working in Colombia, South America.

In 1999, he and his wife helped found Seven Arrows Elementary School in Pacific Palisades, California, where both of their children attended K-6. Steven created the school’s edible garden and taught gardening and cooking to the students. He also started the Environmental/Green Committee that helped the school act daily in “green thinking” ways. He loves to be outdoors, hiking, biking, surfing, camping, skiing, playing tennis and anything else to challenge his mind and body.

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