Cooking helps youth learn and practice basic math concepts as well as build language skills. The experience of creating meals with youth helps build their self-confidence and lays the foundation for healthy eating habits. It also encourages an adventurous palate. Children are notoriously picky eaters; therefore, cooking in the kitchen can help them open up to new tastes. Youth learn by exploring with their senses and the kitchen is an ideal place to make it happen. The Creative Cooking class will teach them how to prepare healthy snacks and quick meals with a blender and microwave.