A recent study done at the University of Glasglow in Scotland revealed that enlisting in cooking classes can help boost healthy eating. Participants who took part in either a four-week or eight-week class reportedly ate more fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as less pre-prepared meals, than before taking the classes. Researchers elude this correlation to an increase in confidence in the kitchen, as well as more knowledge surrounding nutrition.
This seems like a simple (and fun) way to try and curb the disastrous eating habits of many in developed countries. Mandatory cooking lessons in schools, or free community cooking classes, are only a few ways that this new research could be applied to within Canada.
Check out the rest of the article here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21478156 and go get cooking!