Beneficial correlations have been found between food preparation skills and consumption of healthy food choices and mortality, supporting the importance of preparing meals oneself. However, a survey from 2007-2008 evaluating trends in US home food preparation, found a decrease in cooking activities. Experts suggest that nutritional counseling should augment a primary focus on nutrients with food-oriented education emphasizing skills such as shopping, food storage, and meal planning and preparation. The following tools have been collected for your own benefit.

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