Wholesome homemade food is not just for kids. The whole family benefits when kids learn how to cook. When the burden of getting dinner on the table is shared by several family members, there is less chance grabbing unhealthy fast food. What appears as the quickest and cheapest solution turns out to be expensive and time consuming with medical appointments for all the related health issues this type of food causes. Kids can make hearty delicious soups that are nutritious and delicious from scratch. Making food from scratch insures the family that chemicals, preservatives and additives are not included in their meal. The containers in which processed food is packaged can also contain toxic chemicals. For example, the endocrine-disrupting chemical, bisphenol-A (BPA), which has been used in plastics for decades, has now been removed from many baby bottles, water bottles, and other plastic products. However, BPA resins, which keep metal from corroding and breaking, coats about 75 percent of cans in North America. In one study, eating canned soup for five days increased study participants’ urinary concentrations of BPA by more than 1,000% compared to eating freshly made soup. Kids can make soup from scratch, filling the home with tantalizing smells, helping busy parents provide a healthy meal, and giving kids a sense of pride and satisfaction.