Kids can benefit in many ways by learning to cook. Kids have a feeling of accomplishment, confidence, and self-esteem when they create a meal their family enjoys. Kids learn math skills, reading comprehension, logical thinking, science skills, and hand-eye coordination preparing the food and following the recipe. Cooking requires patience and responsibility to complete the tasks at the right time. Kids feel a surge of creativity, artfully arranging their dish to be even more appetizing. Kids expand their awareness of the world they live in using different ethnic cooking styles and new foods. Preparing a meal also takes team work and organization skills with family and friends. When kids grow an organic backyard garden, they want to eat what they grow. Kids benefit by eating a variety of healthy fresh picked foods they enjoy preparing. Kids can become more self-sufficient when they learn to prepare healthy meals from food they have grown.