Kids should be able to cook and look after their finances

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I wonder how many people who read The News made their pancakes on Tuesday with a ready mix from the supermarket?

We really are getting so lazy now aren’t we? Delia Smith was right, we need to start educating ourselves how to cook.

Our grandparents were taught how to prepare healthy meals and to make things last. Today we are wasteful and impatient.

I’m a strong believer that boys and girls should be taught the basics of cooking.

When leaving school, kids should be able to cook and look after their own finances.

Copying a Jamie Oliver cookbook and downloading a bank account app on your mobile isn’t enough. We need to get back to basics.