School cooking classes a way for students to learn healthy eating

05/20/2008 | Washington Post, The

Family and consumer sciences classes, formerly known as home economics, can help students better understand nutrition and the real costs of preparing meals versus eating out, writes Washington Post health columnist Sally Squires. According to the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, there are 5.5 million middle- and high-schoolers each year who take life-skills classes that span financial literacy to culinary arts.

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