I think it's wonderful to get kids cooking in the kitchen from a young age. Whether that's getting them washing spuds as a tot or stirring cake mixture, learning to cook and bake will set them up for life.
For recipe ideas, tips and facts, I can't recommend enough Jenny Chandler's book, Cool Kids Cook.
Adored by the likes of Beyonce and Victoria Beckham, Kale is a foodie fave du jour. Rumour has it even McDonalds is even 'lovin' it' and plans to add kale to its menu in the not too distant future (McKale perhaps..?).